Allan Wicks

I note recent obituaries of Allan Wicks, organist of York Minster and Canterbury cathedral (from the Times and Church Times). While the writers note his championing of contemporary classical music, less well known was his openness to experimentation with pop genres for church. He contributed an article on “relevance” in church music to a special issue of Modern Churchman in October 1964, alongside articles on the new Coventry cathedral and on liturgy (by Eric James, at that time one of the more avant-garde clergy in south London, and subsequently biographer of John A.T. Robinson.)

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.