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Appointment of new Director of Music
Posted: 19 Jun 2018

The Dean of St George's Cathedral, Southwark is delighted to announce that Jonathan Schranz has been appointed to be the Cathedral Director of Music with effect from January 2019. 
Canon Richard Hearn says, "Jonathan will bring a great deal to the role and I am confident that he will build upon the great work that his predecessor Norman Harper has done both in developing the choir and enhancing the music tradition at St George's Cathedral".

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On 27/05/2018 at 13:01, Martin Cooke said:

Nicholas Freestone, presently Acting Sub-Organist of St Paul's Cathedral, has announced his appointment as Assistant Director of Music and Assistant Organist of Worcester Cathedral.

 

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All change at Worcester Cathedral - yesterday I finished as Assistant Director of Music to move to the new post of Assistant Director of Music across College Green at the King's School, Worcester, and Peter Nardone announced that he has stood down as Director of Music, also with effect from yesterday (see the cathedral website, www.worcestercathedral.org.uk) to pursue freelance singing, conducting and composing. 

Nicholas Freestone takes over the Assistant post next week (as previously mentioned on this thread I think), and I believe the cathedral will be making an announcement in due course about interim arrangements before the process begins to appoint a new Organist and Director of Music.

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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.

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21 hours ago, David Cynan Jones said:

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.

Presumably he moved down to / near Worcester after leaving Durham. Good choice for interim DoM.

Dave

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3 hours ago, DaveHarries said:

Presumably he moved down to / near Worcester after leaving Durham. Good choice for interim DoM.

Dave

I believe he moved to Tewkesbury

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James DID move down to Tewkesbury, and its my own personal opinion, that he is one of the top organist/ choir trainers in the UK. Am a tad biased, as have known him and his wife, Sylvia for many years, since he first came to Durham :-)

 

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Colin Davey to be Organist and Director of Choirs at Wimborne Minster from March 2019.

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1 hour ago, Choir Man said:

Is pcnd retiring or moving on? He's been looking after the party horns for quite a while.

May I say how much I miss pcnd5584's erudite and knowledgeable contributions to this forum...

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On 28/12/2018 at 21:23, Rowland Wateridge said:

I have heard today that pcnd5584 is playing at St Stephen’s Bournemouth, but was not told in what capacity.  My informant said he is very happy there.

Maybe as assistant. Church website says that the current DoM has been there, on his second spell as organist, since 1994.

Dave

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On 28/12/2018 at 21:23, Rowland Wateridge said:

I have heard today that pcnd5584 is playing at St Stephen’s Bournemouth, but was not told in what capacity.  My informant said he is very happy there.

I did gather from the gentleman in question that he is helping out there in an unofficial capacity as and when needed, although that seems to be most weeks. He does appear to be very content.

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My wife sees pcnd's posts on Facebook and he does indeed seem to be very content.  I believe that he was organist at Wimborne, but not choirmaster, although I stand to be corrected on that point.

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