Sydney Hugo Nicholson

NICHOLSON, (Sir) Sydney Hugo. b. London, 9 February 1875; d. Ashford, Kent, 30 May 1947. On leaving New College, Oxford in 1897 (where he had read English), Nicholson studied at the Royal College of Music under Walter Parratt* (organ) and Charles Villiers Stanford* (composition) while being organist of Chipping Barnet parish church (1897-1903). In 1903 he went to Frankfurt for a year to study with Iwan Knorr, and on returning to England he held a series of organist appointments. From the Lower Chapel, Eton (1903) he became acting organist at Carlisle Cathedral (1904). He was offered a post at Canterbury Cathedral but withdrew his acceptance of the position in favour of Manchester Cathedral...

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