Andrew Chamblin, an old member of Christ Church (1991), died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2006 at the very early age of 36. Friends and relatives of Andrew have joined together to commemorate his memory by forming the Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert Fund with the intention of funding an annual organ concert to be given in Christ Church Cathedral, given Andrew's own accomplishments as an organist and great appreciation of organ music. The inaugural Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert took place in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford on Thursday 10th May 2007 and was given by the internationally renowned organist Thomas Trotter FRCO. Mr Trotter played a number of organ pieces by Mozart, Handel and Bach.
The eighth annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert was given by the internationally renowned harpsichordist Terence Charlston FRCO ARAM at 8 pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, on Thursday 12th June 2014. Mr Charlston played an hour-long programme of harpsichord works by Bach, Byrd, Purcell, Blow, Forqueray and Handel. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. There are no tickets required and no reserved seating.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund should complete either the UK, US or worldwide gift form available below:
Contributions from UK tax payers are eligible for the Gift Aid scheme which means that a donation of £100 attracts a further £25 from the UK Treasury. Contributions from US tax payers are tax-deductible. The relevant forms can also be obtained by contacting: The Development Office, Christ Church, OXFORD OX1 1DP, U.K. or American Friends of Christ Church Inc., PO Box 130, 3900 NY State Rt 22, Willsboro, NY 12996, U.S.A.
Registered Charity Number: 1143423