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Memorial concert for Grantham music teacher who inspired generations


By Grantham Reporter


A memorial concert will held tomorrow to celebrate the musical life of Geoffrey Winter - Grantham’s highly respected and much loved music teacher.

Geoffrey William Winter, beloved husband to Cecilia and father to Yvonne, Stephen and Helen, passed away at St Barnabas Hospice, in April, aged 85.

He was well known throughout Grantham for being one of the longest-serving church organists, having taken up the prestigious role at St John’s Church, Spitalgate, in 1960.

He was also a well loved and respected pianist, choirmaster, teacher and a great champion of local musicians whose talents helped to inspire a generation of music enthusiasts.

In 2013, Geoff was named in the New Year Honours list and received the British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of his services to music in the Grantham area.

The memorial concert which will feature a musical miscellany of well-known anthems and other pieces will be held at St John's Church Spitalgate, tomorrow (Saturday) at 7pm.

It is free to attend with a retiring collection.

Refreshments will also be available.

Geoff and Cecilia Winter last year. (4172871)
Geoff and Cecilia Winter last year. (4172871)


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