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Music, Fri 25 May 2018, £7-£8


The Church of St. Martin on-the-Hill

The Church of St. Martin on-the-Hill

A view of the church from the south where the mainentrance is today.


Edward was born in Lincoln. He began his musical education at the age of eight as a chorister at Lincoln Cathedral under the tutelage of Dr Colin Walsh and Charles Harrison. During this time he began to study the organ, again under the tutelage of Charles Harrison and Colin Walsh, and at the age of 12 was appointed organist at All Saints Church, Lincoln, where he presided over a fine two manual Father Willis organ.

Between 2010-2012 Edward was Lincoln Minster School's organ scholar. During this time he regularly accompanied the Minster School Chamber Choir and on occasions acted as organist for Cathedral services accompanying the Cathedral Choir, whilst still fulfilling his role at All Saints Church.

During 2012 -2013 Edward was privileged to be chosen to be the Organ Scholar at Canterbury Cathedral where he was responsible for playing for many of the cathedral's services, training choristers and occasionally directing the world famous Cathedral Choir.

In 2013 Edward was appointed as Musical Director at St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town where he has started a flourishing choral tradition and created a choral scholarship scheme. He is also studying for a BMus (hons) at The Royal Academy of Music.

During the last few years Edward has played the organ for the second performance of Howard Goodall's oratorio "Every Purpose Under The Heaven" under the direction of the composer.

Played the organ solo for Saint Saens' Symphony No 3 "Organ Symphony", performed as organ soloist in a Handel Organ Concerto, given many recitals in churches and cathedrals and was honoured to be included in the "Grand Organ Series" of recitals at both Lincoln and Canterbury Cathedrals.

During June, Edward was organist for Exeter University Choir during their concert tour in Germany, and on 28th of June took part in an improvisation masterclass with Philippe Lefebvre (Notre Dame, Paris) at Lincoln Cathedral.

Edward studies organ at The Academy with Clive Driskill-Smith.

As a result of having learned on the Father Willis In Lincoln Cathedral, and then presiding over "his own" Father Willis for six years, Edward has a great affection for these instruments. He is looking forward to giving a recital on the Father Willis at St Martin's, Scarborough.

Coach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Please note that there is a toilet on site but it is not suitable for disabled visitors

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 25 May 2018 18:30 to 21:30
The church will be open from 6.30pm and tickets are available at the door. The event starts at 7.00pm.


£8 for non-members, including refreshments (a glass of wine, or alternative, and buffet) after the performance.
£7 for members of "The Friends of St. Martin's"


Mike Bortoft



Albion Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2DD



See location of St Martin-On-The-Hill on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 041877  Lat: 54.27471 Long: -0.40127

Albion Road connects easily to the A165 (Filey) Road.

From the town centre (Railway Station) take the A165 towards Filey and Bridlington. Cross The Valley Bridge and, after the traffic lights at the end of the bridge, climb a short hill to take the second turning left onto Albion Road. The church will be clearly visible.

Sat Nav users "1 St. Martin's Avenue, Scarborough, YO11 2DD" is near the main entrance is on the south side of the church on St. Martin's Avenue. Latitude: 54.27471181, Longitude: -0.40127134. Street parking for 3 hours 0900 - 1700.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Scarborough station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Please note that there is a toilet on site but it is not suitable for disabled visitors

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


The church has a wide central aisle and narrower north and south ailes. There is one step up into the chancel from the nave, but no ramp. There is ramp access to the church itself at the main entrance.