Thomas Spofforth, born 1743 and died on 16 May 1826, was an English Organist.
One of his pupils was his nephew, Samuel Spofforth who later became organist of Peterborough Cathedral and Lichfield Cathedral.
Peterborough Cathedral, properly the Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew – also known as Saint Peter's Cathedral in the United Kingdom – is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Peterborough, dedicated to Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew, whose statues look down from the three high gables of the famous West Front. Although it was founded in the Anglo-Saxon period, its architecture is mainly Norman, following a rebuilding in the 12th century. With Durham and Ely Cathedrals, it is one of the most important 12th-century buildings in England to have remained largely intact, despite extensions and restoration.
Lichfield Cathedral is situated in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. It is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires. The Diocese of Lichfield covers all of Staffordshire, much of Shropshire and part of the Black Country and West Midlands. The 99th and current Bishop of Lichfield is Michael Ipgrave who was appointed on 10 June 2016.
On 11 November 1804 he opened the new organ by George Pike England in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent.
George Pike England was an English organ builder who was among the most prominent in England during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
He was granted a pension from the minster in 1818 of £25 per annum. He died at Southwell in 1826 and is buried in the south transept of Southwell Minster.
Southwell Minster is a minster and cathedral, in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England. It is situated six miles from Newark-on-Trent and thirteen miles from Mansfield. It is the seat of the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham and the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.
He was organist of Southwell Minster 1764 - 1818
Southwell is a town in Nottinghamshire, England, the site of Southwell Minster, the cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham covering Nottinghamshire. Its population of under 7000 increased to 7,297 at the 2011 Census. The origin of name is unclear. The town lies on the River Greet, about 14 miles (22 km) north-east of Nottingham. Other historic buildings include the prebendal houses in Church Street and Westgate, and the Methodist church, which has a right of way running under it, so that the upper floor seats more than the lower. The workhouse, built in 1824, was a prototype for many others. It is owned by the National Trust and shows its appearance and conditions in the 19th century. Behind the Minster is a partly ruined palace, once a residence of the Archbishop of York. It includes the recently restored State Chamber, Cardinal Wolsey's former dining room, and gardens amongst the ruins.
Reginald Spofforth was an English musician. He was born in Southwell, Nottinghamshire but moved to London around 1790. He was active as an organist, conductor and music teacher, but he is best remembered as a composer. His best known works are the glees Hail Smiling Morn and Hark! the Lark at Heaven's Gate Sings, which are included in a number of recent collections of part-songs.
George Guest CBE FRCO was a Welsh organist and choral conductor.
Andrew Parnell is an organist and harpsichordist.
Ronald Edward Perrin was a British cathedral organist.
Robert Ashfield was an English cathedral organist, choirmaster and composer.
The Church of St Mary Magadalene, Newark-on-Trent is a parish church in the Church of England in Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. It is a Grade I listed building.
Herbert Stephen Irons, was an English Organist. He also wrote hymns including the tune "Southwell".
Edmund Ayrton was an English organist who was Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal.
Chappell Batchelor was an English organist and first-class cricketer.
Frederick Gunton (1813–1888) was an English organist.
(Edward) Allan Wicks was an English cathedral organist, who served in Canterbury Cathedral for nearly 30 years. He was an early champion of the music of Olivier Messiaen and Peter Maxwell Davies. He also directed the specially-commissioned music for the 1951 revival of the York Mystery Plays, regarded as the greatest event in the Festival of Britain celebrations.
Sydney Harry Franz Weale (1881–1943) was a cathedral organist, who served in St Columb's Cathedral, Derry and was borough organist for Stoke on Trent.
Paul Hale is an English organist and Organist Emeritus of Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire.
Kenneth Bernard Beard MA(Cantab) BA(Hons) FRCO(CHM) was an English Cathedral Organist.
An organist is a musician who plays any type of organ. An organist may play solo organ works, play with an ensemble or orchestra, or accompany one or more singers or instrumental soloists. In addition, an organist may accompany congregational hymn-singing and play liturgical music.
Thomas Swarbrick was an organ builder active in England in the eighteenth century.
Charles Harrison has been Organist and Master of the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral since September 2014, succeeding Sarah Baldock. He has also held musical posts at Southwell Minster, Carlisle and Lincoln Cathedral.
The Venerable Canon Brough Maltby was Archdeacon of Nottingham.