St. Alban the Martyr

Organists Old and New

9 May 2024 • General news

Today is the 90th Birthday of Dr Roy Massey MBE, who was Organist and Master of the Choristers here at St Alban's from 1953 to 1960. Organist at St Augustine's, Edgbaston from 1960 to 1965, Warden of the Royal School of Church Music and Organist of Croydon Parish Church from 1965 to 1968, he was Organist at Birmingham Cathedral from 1968 to1974 and Organist and Master of the Choristers at Hereford Cathedral from 1974 to 2001. He has recently pubished his memories:

St Alban's is on the front cover!

Congratulations to Roy!

Today is also the first day in post of Angela Sones as our new Director of Music, in succession to Aled Liddington, who is leaving the Midlands for the sunny Southwest after two years in charge of our music at St Alban's. Aled is returning today as a guest organist to allow Angela to conduct our choir for parts of our Ascension Day Mass. 

A warm welcome to Angela, and best wishes to Aled for the future.