RIP Dr Francis Jackson.
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||Thu, 13 Jan 2022
We were saddened to hear about the death of Dr Francis Jackson this week.
Dr Jackson was a towering figure in the world of church music, and universally acknowledged as a wonderfully kind and generous man.
The news was broken today by his children. They said: “With sadness Alice, Will, and Eddie have to let you all know that our dad, Francis Jackson, died peacefully yesterday, 10th January, 2022. With gratitude we celebrate such a long and fruitful life.
He was conductor of YMS from 1947 to 1982, conducting over 140 concerts!
He was one of our Vice-Presidents and will be missed.
Here he is at the Barbican with the late Dr Richard Shephard and David Pipe.
Picture by Lesley Peatfield