Organist set for recital

A SUMMER season of organ recitals resumes next week.

Paul Ritchie, who is organist emeritus at St George’s Church in Cullercoats, will perform at Morpeth Methodist Church.

Mr Ritchie originally trained as an organ builder and worked for Church and Company in Stamfordham. When it closed, he taught piano, organ and theory and was organ adviser to the Diocese of Newcastle. He has composed several pieces for St George’s choir.

The free recital takes place on Friday, August 30, at 12.30pm.