News articles relating to St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray
Skip navigation

» Site Navigation

News Archive - December 2014

Subscribe to the St Mary's, Eaton Bray feedDesmond Harvey

Some sad news. David Radwell, our last organist, writes to say

"Some of you at St Mary's Eaton Bray will remember my predecessor as organist and choirmaster, Desmond Harvey. He died in August following a short illness, oesophagus cancer. Desmond was organist at St Mary's during the end of Brian Moore's time, about 1991, and was there until August 1996. Desmond was always very lively and enjoyed life, music, organ and choirs. I knew him for 43 years and often spoke to him on the telephone and visited him in Kent. I shall miss him; he was a great character".

December 20, 2014 | Permalink | Comment

Reader Comments

Skip to form

April 5, 2015, Dawn Wheatley says:

We were sad to read this news and send condolences to his family. Desmond Harvey encouraged and developed the musical interest of many young choristers. Desmond accepted Toby into the choir at Eaton Bray on his 7th birthday. Toby enjoyed many years singing at Eaton Bray. Desmond's early teaching has led to a love of choral music and opportunities to sing in numerous churches and cathedrals in Britain and Europe. Thank you Desmond.

Comment on This Article:

Your Name:
Your Email Address:

Your Email Address will not be made public.
All HTML, except <i>, <b>, <u> will require your comment to be moderated before it is publicly displayed.
If you would like your own avatar displayed, read about comment avatars.