Canon Martin White will make a welcome return to the Cathedral organ to give the third recital in this year’s series on Sunday 23 November 2014 at 4.30pm in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh.
Martin was born and educated in London, where he studied at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), and the London University Institute of Education. During his studies at RAM, he was awarded the Stewart MacPherson Prize for Improvisation and Keyboard Harmony. His Bachelor of Music degree is from Trinity College, Dublin.
He held several organist posts in England before moving to Armagh in 1968, to become the Organist and Master of the Choristers of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, a post which he held for thirty–four years. During that same time he was appointed to the Southern Education and Library Board’s Music Service as Head of Performance, which involved him in the musical education of thousands of young people for almost thirty years.
As a composer, Martin has written much church music, as well as music for piano and orchestral compositions. While Cathedral Organist in Armagh, he recorded many organ performances for BBC Radio 3 and RTÉ, and gave recitals abroad, notably in Germany …read more
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