We are saddened to learn of the death of Ron Gates, former Assistant Organist of All Saints'.
Ron is remembered as a first rate liturgical organist, and will be much missed by all.
W. RON GATES (1927-2016) was ORGANIST EMERITUS until his death in January 2016;
he was awarded the title in 2013 following two decades as ASSISTANT ORGANIST.
Ron was born in Northampton and received his musical education under Ralph Richardson-Jones (Organist at All Saints from 1920 to 1960),
Robert Joyce and Dr Ben Burrows.
He was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and a Fellow of The Royal College of Organists.
Ron was for twenty-one years Sub-Organist at St Matthew’s Church, Northampton working with some important figures of the Anglican Choral Tradition,
including Stephen Cleobury and Michael Nicholas.