Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971

Sidney Thomas Mayow Newman, b. London, 1906;  d. Gloucesterhire, 22 September 1971
Obituary, "The Times" (London, England), Saturday, Sep 25, 1971; pg. 14; Issue 58282.
Memorial Service, St Giles' Cathedral, 23 October 1971 at 3 pm

Eighth Reid Professor of the Theory of Music at the University of Edinburgh

Period in office: 

1906 born 4 March, Finchley, London
Began pianoforte and violin at the age of six
1917 music scholarship to Clifton College, Bristol
At school studied the organ, conducted the school orchestra and played violin in the Bristol Symphony Orchestra
Achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO) while still at school
1924 won an organ scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford
1925-1926 took the first and second parts of the BMus examination
Held the post of sub organist at Christ Church Cathedral and conducted Oxford University opera club
1928 BA First Class in literae humaniores
Studied composition, orchestration, conducting, violin and ensemble playing at the Royal College of Music in London 
Toured European music centres,, visiting Munich, Dresden, Berlin, Leipzig, Salzburg, Vienna and Prague
1930 appointed lecturer in Music at Armstrong College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1930-1941 conductor Newcastle-upon-Tyne Bach Choir
1930-1941 Hon.conductor King's College (Newcastle) Choral and Orchestral Society
1940-1941 conductor Newcastle String Players
1940 married Joy Pickering (died 1943), daughter of J. Gordon Pickering and the soprano Doris Phillips
1941 appointed to the Reid Chair of Music at the University of Edinburgh
1941-1946 conductor The Reid Symphony Orchestra
1941-1949 conductor The Reid Choir
1941-1979 Hon. President Edinburgh Bach Choir
1942 elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh
1944-1970 conductor Edinburgh University Musical Society Choir
1946 married Marjorie E H Dickson (Betty), daughter of Douglas Dickson, sister of Joan and Hester Dickson
1946-1970 conductor The Reid Orchestra
1953 established a resident professional string quartet in association with the Reid School of Music
1958 centenary of the laying of the foundation stone Reid School of Music, 13 February
1960s reconstruction of St Cecilia's Hall as a University concert hall and a home for the Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments
1968 first public concert in the new St Cecilia's Hall, 29 June
1970 retired from Reid Chair of Music on grounds of ill-health
1970 retired to his ancestral home in the village of Nailsworth in Gloucestershire
1971 died 22 September