Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Richard Ainley RIP.

I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of a former Rudgate Singer, Richard Ainley at the weekend. Richard was one of the very first Rudgates, recruited from the ranks of the then Taverner Choir of Halifax who sang for our inaugural service in Scarthingwell back in June 1996. I had the pleasure of singing Bass alongside him with the Rudgates and other ad-hoc groups for over 10 years after our first service including the superb Choral Evensong a few of us sang for at St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, to a congregation of precisely zero!

Our sincere condolences go to his wife Margaret and daughter Catherine – both also former Rudgates

As a reminder of the good times we shared, here is the Offertory Motet Tallis’ Loquebantur variis linguis from the former Norbertine Priory of St Chad (nowManchester Oratory) 

Vigil Mass of Pentecost, 10th May 2008.

Requiescat in pace.

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