Tuesday, 29 April 2008

A Dear Friend of the Cathedral's Music

I spotted the obituary of Noel Davies in the Times last week. Noel was a long standing, and much respected, conductor of English National Opera, highly regarded for his stylish conducting of Mozart, Handel and Puccini.

He was also a passionate supporter of the Cathedral's music. Each Sunday, when in London, he was present for Morning Prayer followed by the High Sung Mass, and would never fail to register his appreciation. He became a friend of the then Master of Music, James O'Donnell, and was generous in financial and personal support. May he rest in peace.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind words. I am his cousin and am very grateful for recognition of his contribution to music and the Catholic Church. Anne Cooke

Mark Langham said...

Dear Anne
We hope to have an article on Noel and the Cathedral in next month's Oremus - the Cathedral magazine.