UK organist who declined a US fortune to protect his faithRIP
The death has been made known of the conductor and organist Martin Schellenberg, latterly director of music at parishes in Dorset. He was 62.
A former organ tutor at Oxford University, Schellenberg enjoyed a peripatetic career with many media appearances, until he was recruited by a wealthy American congregation.
Stephen Allen writes: ‘He was head-hunted for a top Cathedral position in the USA – with a commensurate stupendous rise in pay and international prestige – but when he was finally asked to give up Anglicanism to become an official Catholic he politely declined.’