The Organists/Directors of Music at St Mary’s from 1871 to the present day

 

1871-1892 Miss Mary Burgess Voluntary organist when Thomas Ferguson was Rector (1864-1892). Deduced from Parish Magazine references.
1892-1902 No record  
1902-1911 Miss Emma Burgess AGSM Deduced from Parish Magazine references.
1911-1932 Sidney J. Burrell ARCO  
1933-1942 R. Thomas  
1942-1955 Sidney J. Burrell ARCO  
1956-1957 Cecil Hart, FRCO Norman Burrell acted as Choirmaster.
1957-2007
David H Curtis LRAM, ARCMDavid H. Curtis LRAM, ARCM
David Curtis was the organist at St Mary’s for almost 50 years. Sadly he died in June 2007, only a few months before this 50th anniversary. David was known both as a musician and to many local people as a school teacher, having been the Headmaster at St Mary’s Primary School before his retirement. David was involved in all things musical. He played the organ, he had a wonderful singing voice, he led the choir and was instrumental in arranging recitals at St Mary’s among other things. A quarter peal tribute was rung on the bells at St Mary’s after his funeral and a Thanksgiving Organ Recital was held at St Mary’s on 29th September 2007 to celebrate his life.
2007-2010
Gerald EvansGerald Evans
Sylvia Bridger acted as Choirmaster.
2010-2012
Jill Potter LRAM, GRSM
Jill Potter LRAM, GRSM
Director of Music
2014-present
Suzanna Brookes ALCMSuzanna Brooks ALCM
Director of Music