St Michael and All Angels

Observatory, Cape Town

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The Music Staff

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The Titular Organist and Choirmaster is Adv Deon Irish SC OSC BA LLB (UCT) LTCL (Perf), who was appointed organist of St Peter's, Camps Bay in 1958, at the age of nine years. After completing his military service, he spent three years singing in the Cathedral Choir before succeeding Richard Cock as Organist and Choirmaster of St Michael's on Advent Sunday of 1972. At the petition of the parish, he was awarded the title Titular Organist by the Bishop of Table Bay in 2002, both in recognition of his 30th anniversary as Organist as also to mark the donation by him to the parish of the 1907 Norman & Beard two manual organ aquired from Addington Palace, the pipework, keyboards and blower of which was used in the rebuilding of the parish's existing two manual 1906 Norman & Beard. In 2011 he was made a Member of the Order of St Simon of Cyrene in recognition of his services to church music within the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

We welcome enquiries by visiting organists and organ enthusiasts and by persons interested in the work of the choir. In this regard, Deon Irish is pleased to meet visitors at the organ console after services; in addition, he can be contacted on 021 4389546 or by email at deoni@ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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