I've been Director of Music here at St. Mary's for three years and am really enjoying the work. I've been playing the organ and working with choirs since I was 10. I love the Pendle area for walking, cycling and mountain biking.

Author Archives: David Thornton

Young Organist’s Recital, Tuesday 2nd July 1.00 pm

Lunch-time organ recital by Harvey Stansfield  Organ Scholar Blackburn Cathedral Brought up on the Fylde coast, Harvey began his musical studies at Rossall school, Fleetwood, Lancashire in 2011. He was awarded the music scholarship throughout his seven years at Rossall. Over his time at the school he has been apart of many choir tours including…

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Organ recital, Tuesday 5th February at 1.00 pm, by David Thornton

Rhapsody No. 3 in C# minor                                                           Herbert Howells                                                                                                              (1892 – 1983)   Rhosymedre                                                                       Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)   Prelude and Fugue in B minor BWV544                                                   J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)   Impromptu                                                                                     Francis Jackson (1918 –         )   Chorale No. 3 in A minor                                                                       César Franck (1822 – 1890)  …

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Organ recital, Tuesday 4th December 1.00 pm, by David Thornton

A selection of seasonal music for ‘Advent & Christmas’ Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major                                                     J. S. Bach                                                                                                              (1685 – 1750)   The Holy Boy                                                                                       John Ireland (1879 – 1962)   Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme                                                           J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750) Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme                                                Sigfrid Karg –…

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