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David Cynan Jones

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  1. News of an appointment at Llandaff Cathedral The Cathedral Chapter are delighted to announce the appointment of Aaron Shilson as the new Assistant Director of Music. Aaron joins us from Ely Cathedral where he is currently Assistant Organist for the Girls' Choir. He has previously held posts at the Cathedrals in St Davids, Manchester and Leeds. Click the link to read more about the appointment https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3w8BbFR%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3v3AdkLFZxP_jBzhhb5vZxeXN4t2wOnQcC57WNOOxIKTMJLWPtqX8nD_w&h=AT0PMV6U5n7LtsFLa2NYU1p5T4cJrWb-MQKVypjceo9POYkj6k2lkzbZGg_b5gjfzqyvuPOnadMVNuOIS7HmNMTPfTN5BgLPtrrUb641byHmssdkjXKlJUIyMUk9m8RYCgUNLeqSF_z59fbWyOAS9Eg&__tn__=-UK-y-R&c[0]=AT2MpXOa85K4k0b6CLdVS9LkNG2gNkmLDxSizqQQY9mWTSYoZCOt36KwWZmNEOj3RZV08F3L7ysI_p9m9c2iGqHrPDuxj3FMEHrAPxuKFsgrY-mOWCQD_A2C2RPQkNZYqyr4XO1x0VYMiNLt-QzuQHbWlRxXSVg37TKw6gfRGB_qlnWfuPJwG1YuQVLTRG7A6KmcIFUvXTG5oZNxDnE12xDE0a2myEc_L4C7
  2. From the Cathedral facebook page Many congratulations to Oliver Waterer, whose appointment as the next Director of Music at Selby Abbey was announced this morning. Oli will be leaving us over the summer - and while we shall miss him very much, we are glad to see that the Abbey houses a very fine organ indeed, which now awaits him!
  3. Simon Johnson from St Paul's to Westminster Cathedral http://www.westminstercathedralchoir.com/news-and-events-detail.php?Westminster-Cathedral-appoints-new-Master-of-Music-136&fbclid=IwAR0zBsqawD7aPLG3AF4yVf9W5tACkUIP9LytV3cIqXilqwxdQumzmqwV5GE
  4. News from Ripon of the appointment of Ronny Krippner as Organist and Master of the Choristers.
  5. This one has slipped under the radar - Luke Fitzgerald sent to Coventry Here's the link to the Coventry Website
  6. Dr. Ed Jones currently Sub Assistant Organist at Worcester Cathedral appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Wakefield Cathedral. https://www.wakefieldcathedral.org.uk/news/2021/04/wakefield-cathedral-appoints-new-director-of-music
  7. 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
  8. Ripon advertising for an Interim Director of Music. https://www.riponcathedral.org.uk/interim-director-of-music/
  9. 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.
  10. 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/
  11. 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.
  12. The advert for the Assistant Organist at New College, Oxford
  13. 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.
  14. The advertisement from Keble College outlining the process to find Matthew Martin's successor.
  15. "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 admirable job but this seems to contradict their vision.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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/
  19. Further details here - https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2020/01/07/westminster-cathedrals-master-of-music-resigns/?fbclid=IwAR0Jax-7VOnjhzVFBZEm4HDYGhBFiZ8UENxqjVanNKOH9ltod0KYQIbuuQA
  20. https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/worship/choir/dr-david-flood-director-of-music/ The second paragraph outlines the interim arrangements.
  21. 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.
  22. This from Alex Woodrow's Facebook page regarding his appointment to succeed Paul Dewhurst at Leeds Minster - Many thanks for all of the messages of good wishes over the last few days. I'm delighted to share with friends that I shall be returning to West Yorkshire for some of the week from late February, to take up the position of Director of Music at Leeds Minster. I am thrilled about this as it is a church that I know very well from my Bradford days and I have always found it a friendly and inspiring place. I shall still be spending a few days each week in Solihull, where I am hoping to sustain my piano and organ teaching at Solihull School. It will be good to keep in touch with friendly Midlanders. I didn't want to draw much attention to my news when it was announced at Leeds on Remembrance Sunday, for obvious reasons, but news has a habit of spreading, and I'm hugely looking forward to this move and to a return to Yorkshire. Meanwhile, there will soon be a very attractive organ playing position open at St Alphege Church, Solihull, which has been a key part of my life since February 2017. I really encourage high quality organists to give it a serious look: there is a superb level of music making at that church, and plenty of freelance work around these parts to sustain one.
  23. Confirmation from the Wells Cathedral website https://www.wellscathedral.org.uk/announcement-new-director-music/
  24. "I wasn't aware that DCJ was an alumni of Caius! I apologise to him." I'm not but a very good friend of mine is and during the time when he was up at Cambridge (during the time when they had an AATTBarB choir under the direction of Peter Tranchell) I visited about five or six times each year and became immersed in the jargon which has obviously stuck in my mind. So there is no need for an apology.
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