Letter: In Brief

Sir: All those who feel that a great injustice has been done to Dr Martin Neary, the dismissed organist and choirmaster of Westminster Abbey, will have been appreciative of the percipient article by Andreas Whittam Smith (Comment, 9 November). Nevertheless, may I correct Mr Whittam Smith on one important error? Through my letter box here has come no less than pounds 94,000 since I convened those who support Dr Neary, far more than the pounds 40,000 quoted. Your readers may judge for themselves what this means in terms of the respect and admiration in which this outstanding church musician is held by people from all parts of the world.

Professor Sir BRYAN THWAITES

Winchester

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