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I have just learned the sad news that Ronald Woan died this morning.  He was Director of Music at Liverpool Cathedral from 1948 until his retirement in 1982.  As a boy he had been a chorister at the Cathedral under Harry Goss-Custard, and will be remembered by many for the long partnership with Noel Rawsthorne as Organist who died in January this year, thus surviving him only by a little more than two months.  In fact, his long tenure included working with Goss-Custard, Noel Rawsthorne and Ian Tracey. 

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Heard of his passing whilst attending the recital on BHM.   A very long successful tenure  which for the most part involved a team of two !

Have to say that I am still rather puzzled as to why a boy, who went on later in life to become very successful in the musical world as a singer/performer failed his audition to be admitted to the choir ?

There is an interesting ( for those interested that is! ) picture of this local boy attending the cathedral  in Joe Rileys book  entitled " Todays Cathedral ".

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On 29/04/2019 at 07:26, Adnosad said:

Have to say that I am still rather puzzled as to why a boy, who went on later in life to become very successful in the musical world as a singer/performer failed his audition to be admitted to the choir ?

Is this a reference to the composer of the Liverpool Oratorio?

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