22nd April 2021

Prof. John Morehen
Professor John Morehen

Today, with the sun streaming through the windows of All Saints’ church, Elston (near Newark) we bade farewell in a moving funeral service to a leading light of Nottinghamshire’s music — John Morehen. Following organ lessons at Gloucester with Herbert Sumsion, John had been a Clifton College music scholar, then the first organ scholar at New College Oxford. His doctoral studies at King’s College Cambridge eventually led him, via the organ loft of St George’s chapel, Windsor and many solo broadcasts, to the music department of Nottingham University, where he rose to the Professorship. His musical activities in the city and county are too numerous to list here (they can be read about in his Obituaries) as also are his innumerable kindnesses and generosity to others. He leaves a great hole in our community. Rest in peace, John.