60 Years for Organist at St Agnes Parish, Woodstock
Gus Galante celebrated 60 years as organist at St Agnes parish in Woodstock, Cape Town, by receiving a papal certificate—his third. Three women tutored him as a child: his mother as well as Mother Sebastian and then Mother Benignus at St Agnes Convent School. After matriculating he received a bursary at the Metropolitan church in Cape Town’s Greenmarket Square and learned how to play the organ under Lesley Arnold.
Mr Galante has played in many Catholic and other denominational churches, including St Mary’s cathedral. He has played and worked with 22 priests at St Agnes.
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