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  1. After thirty-three years of service to Lincoln Cathedral, the Organist Laureate, Colin Walsh, will be leaving his current role to pursue other musical interests. https://www.facebook.com/Lincoln.Cathedral/posts/4286406971390438 For those not on social media https://lincolncathedral.com/dr-colin-walsh-to-become-organist-emeritus-of-lincoln-cathedral/?fbclid=IwAR1nyoRvtfP7OkFdxEpiQqOPa4RCHK2THFIxPhBTpn2hdJh-jN4hFVLRmmc
  2. Ripon advertising for an Interim Director of Music. https://www.riponcathedral.org.uk/interim-director-of-music/
  3. It is possible to export a webpage to a PDF in most browsers, I use Safari and that's all you need to do is click FILE then scroll down to Export as PDF. I find this the best way of saving Service lists that are not published as PDF files.
  4. Announcement of the appointment of Alexander Hamilton as Deputy Director of Music at Wells Cathedral. https://www.wellscathedral.org.uk/appointment-new-assistant-director-music/
  5. News of the appointment of Rachel Mahon as the next Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral. She will take up her appointment in September when the current Director of Music Kerry Beaumont steps down from his position.
  6. The advert for the Assistant Organist at New College, Oxford
  7. Stephen Farr succeeds Timothy Byram-Wgifield at All Saints Margaret Street. https://www.allsaintsmargaretstreet.org.uk/downloads/newspaper/2020/AllSaintsFeb20.pdf Announced in this month's Parish Paper in the first paragraph. The appointment will commence after Easter.
  8. The advertisement from Keble College outlining the process to find Matthew Martin's successor.
  9. "The NCO arrangement mirrors their back row, only half of whom are choral scholars with the others being employed clerks, an arrangement which reduces turnover and provides greater experience." This term it looks as if Robert Quinney is on sabbatical from New College this term and they have recruited the services of Dr James Lancelot. There is no mention of the Assistant in the Chapel Booklet but an acting assistant (who was last year's Senior Organ Scholar) and the Current Organ Scholar. Not wishing to undermine the abilities of Dr. Lancelot and Mr. Maxtone-Smith who will do an admi
  10. Not an appointment as such but Robert Quinney, is on sabbatical leave this term at New College, Oxford, and the chapel is delighted to welcome Dr James Lancelot, Canon Organist Emeritus and formerly Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral as his replacement. Further details are available in the Chapel Music Booklet for the Term.
  11. Chester Cathedral Choir and Organ have a YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfTBv9K29kok_zzLCT7xSiQ which is webcasting services and recitals. Subscribe to get updates.
  12. Timetable for the appointment of Assistant Director of Music at Wells Cathedral following Jeremy Cole's appointment as Director of Music https://www.wellscathedral.org.uk/aboutus/current-vacancies/
  13. Further details here - https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2020/01/07/westminster-cathedrals-master-of-music-resigns/?fbclid=IwAR0Jax-7VOnjhzVFBZEm4HDYGhBFiZ8UENxqjVanNKOH9ltod0KYQIbuuQA
  14. https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/worship/choir/dr-david-flood-director-of-music/ The second paragraph outlines the interim arrangements.
  15. New College and Magdalen have had Assistant Organists for many years as well as Organ Scholars. New offers an insight into their respective roles in their Service List booklet where the respective organists initials are placed next to the organ voluntaries and preludes that are included in each service. I assume that's they way the foundation see using the resources at their disposal. I'm sure the Organ Scholar's position in both places isn't diminished as several incumbents have developed their careers in many of our Cathedrals and other Oxbridge Colleges.
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