Jonathan Bielby awarded MBE

Jonathan Bielby, Organist and Director of Music at Wakefield Cathedral for 40 years until his retirement in 2010, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to choral music.

Jonathan Bielby MBE

"I am delighted to accept this honour on behalf of all those who over the years have worked long and hard to enhance the musical life of Wakefield Cathedral and Diocese," said Jonathan.

"Our ever increasing reputation as a beacon of excellence in the life of the nation is a very precious thing, and I wish all strength to those who will carry on this vitally important work for future generations."

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