90th Birthday Celebration
Tuesday, 17 January 2023
Christopher Slater left Clayesmore in 1950.  He has had a very successful career as a professional musician - he is an accomplished organist, pianist, choirmaster and conductor, as well as having taught at the Royal College of Music.  His most recent distinctions include a master’s degree in conducting from Chichester University, achieving a 2021 sponsored play-through on the organ at home of hymn music in Hymns Ancient and Modern (completed by Whitsun 2021, raising over £1,200 for his local organ fund), and in October last year being made an honorary Associate of the Royal School of Church Music at a ceremony in Durham Cathedral. 

For his 90th birthday, he conducted a concert of Church music: Music which was first sung and played at Clayesmore.