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Today's Times carried an obituary for Mike Shields. In the article's title he is described as an organist and choir master, but the article didn't mention anything else of his musical life. Did anyone know or work with him?

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Today's Times carried an obituary for Mike Shields. In the article's title he is described as an organist and choir master, but the article didn't mention anything else of his musical life. Did anyone know or work with him?

 

' "Professional, Practical, Polymath, Poet” was the poet James Kirkup’s description of Mike Shields. Engineer and scientist, editor, translator and poet, organist and choirmaster, singer and guitarist, Shields seemed to be able to turn his hand to anything....' [quoted from the article in The Times.]

 

Given this information, it could be that the organist and choirmaster part was something of a hobby - and perhaps took place in a smaller or lesser-known church. Google gives this site: https://www.swas.polito.it/services/Rassegna_Stampa/dett.asp?id=4028-174298928 as having further information.

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