Tributes paid to local music man

Holy Family School, Netherton Road, Worksop'Feature on Worksop's Ryton Chorale, who rehearse at Holy Family School.'Picture: Conductor Tony Morgan.
Holy Family School, Netherton Road, Worksop'Feature on Worksop's Ryton Chorale, who rehearse at Holy Family School.'Picture: Conductor Tony Morgan.
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LOVING tributes have been paid to a giant of local music and the conductor of Worksop’s famous Ryton Chorale following his recent death.

Anthony Morgan, or Tony to his friends, was the music director of Ryton Chorale for over 20 years.

He died aged 64-years-old.

Having worked with a number of major orchestras, Tony was renowned for having ‘an incredible influence’ on the Chorale over many years.

“It is with great sadness choir members learned of the sudden death of their Anthony Morgan,” said Joan Simpson, speaking on behalf of Ryton Chorale. “He will be greatly missed.”

“Tony, a professional musician, had committed much of his time and talent to encouraging choral singers of all abilities in Bassetlaw, during regular rehearsals and an annual one-day workshop, to give of their best in public performances in Worksop and Retford areas, as well as on the continent with our twinned towns of Pfungstadt and Aurillac.”

She continued: “He was especially responsible for engaging the high calibre orchestras which performed at Ryton Chorale’s concerts on many occasions.”

Joan added: “The condolences of all Ryton Chorale members are given to Tony’s family at this sad time.”

Rehearsals will continue under Pamela Mallender’s leadership until a new director is appointed.