14th October 2021

[The front cover of Roy Massey’s memoirs (publ. RSCM).]

Tewkesbury Abbey has seen some wonderful events over the centuries, and is known for its fine liturgy and music, but it has never before hosted the live-streamed launch of a cathedral organist’s memoirs. Such an event took place in the evening of Tuesday 12th October, when Dr Roy Massey MBE was interviewed by Brian Kay (the perfect interviewer!) to launch “An Organist Remembers”, his autobiography, published by the RSCM this week. It has been my privilege to put this book together, taking various articles Roy has written over the years, augmented by much writing specially for the book, designing and laying it out and adding some 140 photos, most in colour and many from Roy’s comprehensive personal archive. It was an enjoyable task and I am pleased to say that Dr Massey is as delighted as I am by the outcome. Copies may be bought on line from the RSCM: I can promise you a good read!

Roy Massey, Revd Dr Paul Williams (Vicar of Tewkesbury) and Brian Kay taking tea before the event.