Yorkshire Post (07/Feb/1936) - Mr. Arthur Pearson: 44 Years Borough Organist at Huddersfield

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44 Years Borough Organist at Huddersfield

Mr. Arthur Pearson, who was for 44 years borough organist at Huddersfield, and for over 50 years organist at St. Paul's Church, Huddersfield, died yesterday at his home, "Rozel," Belmont Street, Huddersfield. He was 71.

Mr. Pearson, who retired two years ago because of ill-health, had three brothers and a sister who were organists, and his father was organist at Slaithwaite Church for 40 years.

He was twice President of Huddersfield Organists' Association, of which he was a founder, and served on the Executive of the National Association. From 1896 to 1916 he conducted the Skipton Choral Society, and for a short period was conductor of Huddersfield Philharmonic and Holmfirth Choral Societies. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and a member of the Royal Society of Musicians. He was also a member of the committee of the "Mrs. Sunderland" music competition.