Spalding Parish Church Choir

Choir members in 1982/3

.... and in 2019

A short video message from Nick on Tuesday 24th June:

You may need to click the small arrow in the top right-hand corner for the clip to play ...

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During this period of 'lockdown' I have spent time looking back during my time as choirmaster at Spalding, and over the coming days and weeks I will continue adding further information. Anyone is welcome to email me any additional information - or let me know of any errors - or corrections needed ... (burteyfen@yahoo.co.uk). Please click on any section listed below. The 'back arrow' will bring you back to this page.

(Dates of latest updates have been added, for those of you who regularly visit here!)

  1. How I became involved with music in our church (25 May - news articles about 1965 choir outing and TV show in 1972)

  2. Appointment as Choirmaster - 1981

  3. Developments and incidents through the decades

  4. Who has been in the choir? and when?

  5. Choir recordings - behind the scenes

  6. RECORDINGS

  7. Cathedral visits

  8. Photo Albums

  9. Tidings and Newspaper articles (Newly added on 30th June)

  10. Open Evenings

  11. Choir Camps

  12. Choir Outings

  13. Choir Club

  14. Choir Social Events

  15. Choir visit to Speyer

  16. BBC TV Songs of Praise

  17. Characters from the past

  18. British Empire Medal

  19. The saga of the choir stall lamps

  20. RSCM courses and events

  21. Fund raising for the choir

  22. A Variety of styles of Worship

  23. The fire extinguisher issue

  24. Organists and Assistant Organists - and Conductors

  25. Special events and excursions

  26. Vicars, curates and Lay Readers

  27. The Marylebone organ

  28. The Organ in Spalding Parish Church

  29. The first Confirmation Broadcast in 1960

and .. if you are interested ..

29. Some of my organ building exploits

30. The story of The Burtey Fen Collection (still under construction)

31. The Life and Work of Rex Pitts

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My grateful thanks to those who have helped with this website:

  • Aileen Workman for originally suggesting the memoirs

  • Rev. John Bennett for technical help

  • John Holmes for help with Vicars, Curates and other information

  • Mark Sanderson for technical help and for supplying dates

  • David Jones for proof reading and correcting errors - and supplying lots of dates

  • Peter Gorton for helping identify dates

  • Rachel Pitts, Paul Coleman Mark Willerton and Peter Hancox - and to all of you who are sending me photos, recordings and other information