Dr John Henderson
John Henderson, probably Swindon's only full-time musicologist, acts as Honorary Librarian and Archivist to the Royal School of Church Music, a post he has held since 1995, and he serves as organist and choirmaster of Wroughton Parish Church. A medical graduate of St. John's College in Cambridge, he was formerly the senior partner of the NHS General Practice in Fairford, Gloucestershire. He retired from medicine in 1992 and lives in Old Town, Swindon. He describes himself as a 'train-spotter cum hoarder' of organ music and his personal library of 60,000 pieces of organ music supplies source material to many performers and recording companies world-wide.
Awarded the ARSCM in 1996 and FRSCM in 2016 by the Royal School of Church Music, he is co-author of:
Sydney Nicholson and the College of St Nicolas 2011
Sydney Nicholson & his 'Musing of a Musician' 2013
RSCM: The Addington Years 2015
Sir William Henry Harris: Organist, Choir Trainer and Composer, published July 2018
They fly forgotten, as a dream... Some lesser-known church musicians from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, published July 2020