Francis Jackson Photograph: Dick Sefton

Dr Francis Jackson, who was a composer, organist and former director of Music at York Minster died peacefully on 10th January.  Tributes have been paid to Dr Jackson and the Dean of York, Jonathan Frost said “Today the community of York Minster mourns the loss of an inspirational organist emeritus”. 

“Until the very end of his life, Francis retained an active, humorous and intellectually razor-sharp interest in the musical life of York Minster. Francis has been an inspiration to generations of choristers and musicians alike; here in York and across the world.”

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