R.I.P. Trevor Walshaw

 Trevor Walshaw, ARCO, who has died aged 82, served the cause of music in Huddersfield for many years with quiet distinction.

His interest in music was kindled as a chorister at Huddersfield Parish Church under the organist and choirmaster A Hanley Lawrence, MusBac, FRCO, a noted recitalist from whom he was to receive organ lessons.

​His first post, taken in his early teens, was at Holy Trinity, South Crosland, where he was proud to preside over a fine Jardine instrument. From there he moved to St Thomas the Apostle, Longroyd Bridge, and greater responsibilities as organist and choirmaster.

A calm and gentle man who was by profession an accountant, he later served as organist and choirmaster at Holy Trinity, Huddersfield, and, latterly, at Huddersfield Parish Church for over thirty years.

Singing was a passion that Trevor shared with his wife Shirley, a fine contralto, and they gave loyal service for many years to the Huddersfield Glee and Madrigal Society, of which Trevor was also organist, and the Huddersfield Choral Society.

The funeral, a requiem,  takes place on Wednesday, October 14 at 11am at Huddersfield Parish Church followed by committal at Huddersfield.

Singers wishing to pay tribute to Trevor at the funeral with their voices are requested to arrive for a rehearsal at 9am on Wednesday.
Parts of Faure’s Requiem will be sung as well at W. Parrot’s (another former organist a HPC)  ‘Give rest oh Christ’ and Vaughan Williams, ‘Oh, How amiable are thy dwellings’.
The service will be a requiem nCrematorium at 12.30.
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