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Angus Smart died during the morning of Maundy Thursday in hospital at Ross-on-Wye.  He had recently suffered an accident requiring surgery in hospital at Hereford. 

At local levels, he had been Secretary and Treasurer of the North Hampshire Organists’ Association and, after retiring to live in Hereford where he was instrumental in inaugurating the Herefordshire Organists‘ Society, he had similar roles and was its Vice-President.  He was also a member of the Worcestershire Organists’ Association and, formerly, of the Surrey Organists’ Association.  He was admitted to Membership of the Order of St Ethelbert at Hereford Cathedral in 2017.

Nationally, he had been prominent in the IAO, accepting the position of Honorary General Treasurer at a difficult time, and very successfully managed its finances.  He was a member of the IAO Council and a member of the Board of Management of the IAO Benevolent Fund.  He assisted in the early days of the IAO/ RCO ‘London Organ Day’ (as it then was), and was to be seen as a ‘doorkeeper’ at other IAO events and the former Annual Congress.  In 2011 at Peterborough Cathedral he received the RSCM Certificate of Special Service.

A kind and unassuming man, with meticulous standards, he will be greatly missed at Hereford and beyond.  

The funeral, which in present circumstances will be private, will take place at Hereford Crematorium on Wednesday 22nd April.  The service will be conducted by the Dean of Hereford.  The music chosen will be “Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland” BWV 569, a personal favourite work of Angus', and Fauré’s “In Paradisium”. 

Later this year, when more normal conditions have returned, there will be an organ recital at Hereford Cathedral in his memory.

Edited by Rowland Wateridge
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Organ Recital by Peter Dyke at Hereford Cathedral in memory of Angus Smart

Tuesday 3rd August at 1.15 pm
 
As announced last year, the recital in memory of Angus had to be postponed due to national lockdown.  Peter Dyke will play a specially chosen programme to include some of Angus’ favourite music on the Father Willis organ which he so much admired.
 
Admission is free, but advance booking is recommended.  Contact details as below:
 
office@herefordcathedral.org      Tel:  01432 374200      Events Officer:  01432 374251

 

 

 

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Organ Recital by Peter Dyke at Hereford Cathedral in memory of Angus Smart

Tuesday 3rd August at 1.15 pm

A reminder for those who can come to Hereford that the recital in memory of Angus is tomorrow.  Contact details as in the original announcement above.  I understand that the Cathedral asks people attending to wear masks.

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