David Drinkell Posted November 28, 2012 Share Posted November 28, 2012 Folowing the report of the death of Philip Ledger, it has been announced that his successor at Chelmsford Cathedral, John Jordan, died recently on his 71st birthday. Like Philip, John was the youngest cathedral organist in the country at the time of his appointment. There is an affectionate obituary on the Cathedral website: http://www.chelmsfor...ohn-jordan.html As a young Essex organist, I knew John years ago. He signed my RCO application form and then let me loose on the organ during lunch-hour when there was nobody about - the first time I had had such freedom on a cathedral organ. He was a convivial character and enjoyed a pint or three. I had a teacher at school who was up at Cambridge at the same time as John, who told me that he always won the King Street Run - a more demanding feat in those days when there were more pubs in King Street than there are now. After Chelmsford, he went to run a Yamaha Music School in Sarawak, and then retired to Norfolk where he directed the music at St. Margaret, King's Lynn and the RC Shrine at Walsingham. A nice guy, apart from his very great talents as a musician. May he rest in peace. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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