Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Ushaw College

Events at Ushaw

ushaw College



Events at Ushaw College

David Ratnanayagam, Director of Music and Organist at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington – Saturday, 15 July at 4.30pm. Retiring Collection. Refectory Café open from 11.00am – 5.00pm.


The organ recital series promotes an eclectic range of music from the classical organ repertoire; from renaissance to baroque and romantic to twentieth century.


The programme will include:

  • Mendelssohn - Sonata in D major
  • J.S. Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in G minor
  • Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1


Andrew is one of the foremost organ performers in the North of England. He has been the Director of Music and Organist of St. John the Evangelist Church, Darlington for the past 40 years, and is also the Sub-Organist at St. Mary’s Church, Richmond, North Yorkshire. Andrew's teachers have included Dr. Francis Jackson, David Hill, Ian Shaw, Keith Wright and John Scott Whiteley. His own pupils have had recent success in the A.B.R.S.M. diploma examinations.

Ushaw College was founded over two hundred years ago and has a rich and fascinating history, with some of the finest Victorian architecture in the North East, with many of the buildings designed by the illustrious Pugin family. The organ recital series, held in the magnificent setting of St. Cuthbert’s Chapel, is just one of an exciting and varied programme of cultural events happening throughout the course of the year. Other events include folk, classical, jazz and choral music, plus talks, plays, exhibitions and choral services.


Further information is available from the website.


To find out more information about Ushaw College, including volunteering opportunities, please visit our website, where most of our events are listed. For further enquiries please e-mail us:, or tel: 0191 334 5119.