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David Cynan Jones

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  1. 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.
  2. Confirmation from the Wells Cathedral website https://www.wellscathedral.org.uk/announcement-new-director-music/
  3. "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.
  4. New Precentor at Caius https://www.cai.cam.ac.uk/news/new-precentor-and-director-college-music-appointed?fbclid=IwAR3F2Ruo4HE2g3oLJrP9TYhlY2ZzZIlhTJ2-MVBdo6HUP0cYo7479Qup6JI
  5. Hot on the news of Matthew Owens being appointed as Director of Music at St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, news of the appointment of an assistant. https://www.belfastcathedral.org/news/assistant-director-of-music-appointed
  6. I was only going on the information in the advertisement and not to get into the debate around his unfortunate departure.
  7. Geoffrey Webber to step down as Precentor and Director of Music after 30 years at Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge. https://jobs.churchtimes.co.uk/jobs/Precentor-and-Director-of-College-Music--in-East-Anglia-jn7737
  8. News of an appointment at Bradford Cathedral Bradford Cathedral will be welcoming Graham Thorpe to the team in August as the new Sub-Organist and Assistant Director of Music.
  9. News of an appointment at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin Following Ian Keatley's appointment to Southwalk Cathedral news that Tom Little has been appointed as his successor.
  10. More information of the two appointments at Christ Church Cathedral Oxford following on from AJJ's post above
  11. Announcement of Assistant Director of Music at Southwell Minster
  12. Announcement of the appointment of Dr. Edward Jones as sub-assistant organist at Worcester. http://www.worcestercathedral.co.uk/pgm-download_media.php?name=Appointment_of_Sub.docx
  13. News of an appointment in Durham Cathedral https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/news/new-sub-organist-appointed-at-durham-cathedral?fbclid=IwAR0pkNnhT_746gLiaLfmjIxf3Q4An11mNOShnkNUmwi6NdcXe3LQEqziZlQ
  14. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2019/05/09/ronald-woan-director-liverpool-anglican-cathedral-three-decades/
  15. Also an appointment at Chester https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=salisbury cathedral&epa=SEARCH_BOX
  16. A new assistant at Ely https://www.elycathedral.org/news/2019/apr/23/ely-cathedral-announces-new-assistant-director-of-music
  17. Confirmation via the Blackburn Cathedral website of the appointment of John Robinson, former Organ Scholar at St John's College Cambridge and Assistant Organsit at Carlisle and Canterbury Cathedrals currently in America as Director of Music at St. Paul’s Choir School, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He succeeds Sam Hudson who leaves for Worcester Cathedral. https://www.blackburncathedral.com/new-director-of-music/
  18. Some current and past members of this choir list themselves as Lay Clerks on their social media accounts. The plot thickens .......
  19. This in the Church Times Jobs this morning https://jobs.churchtimes.co.uk/jobs/Director-of-Music--in-London-and-Home-Counties-jn6955
  20. An announcement from Worcester Sam Hudson currently Organist and Master of the Choristers at Blackburn Cathedral appointed O&MC at Worcester succeeding Peter Nardone who left his position in September to pursue a freelance career.
  21. Edmund Aldhouse, currently Assistant Organist at Ely, was announced as the new Director of Music during the morning service yesterday at Ely. He succeeds Paul Trepte who announced his intention to retire at Easter earlier this year. Here's the confirmation via the website.
  22. Looking at the Worcester Cathedral Service list for September it seems that James Lancelot is named as Interim Director of Music following Dr Peter Nardone's unexpected departure mentioned earlier in this thread. I, for one, am pleased that the Foundation will have someone of his calibre to lead them through what must be a difficult time until the process of electing a successor to Dr. Nardone is completed. Our thought and prayers must go out to all who sing and serve at Worcester.
  23. Here's an article from the Worcester News
  24. It's been widely reported on Social media that former Organist and Master of the Choristers at Worcester Cathedral died earlier today. Tonight's performance of Brahms Ein Deutches Requiem at the Three Choirs Festival at Hereford is dedicated to his memory.
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