A genuine Brother and wonderful musician, he will be sadly missed
A lovely man, indeed a lovely couple with his wife Ann. Both well known, loved and missed by many of us. No-one will forget his wonderfully enthusiastic accompaniments of our National Anthem - unparalleled and guaranteed to get everyone singing with great gusto! your friendship, kindness and music will be missed by all of us.
An inspiration to many, very highly regarded and sadly missed by all.
Andrew was an Honorary Member of St Oswald Chapter 910, he made me most welcome when I joined the Chapter and gave me plenty of encouragement. I will always remember his kind and positive demeanour with love and affection.
Rest in Peace Andrew, you will be sadly missed.
Andrew was a delight to be with, when he was the Provincial Organist at the time that West Riding Fairways was consecrated he not only played at the ceremony but composed the tune for the closing ode which we still use - his memory will live on.
Andrew was the personal representative of the PGM when I was installed into the chair of Fitzwilliam Lodge in November 2000. I remember his contribution to my installation with great fondness.
As a member of our Red Cross conclave I remember with fondness his kind and gentle nature and how proud he was to demonstrate (with his tuning fork) how he taught deaf people to love and appreciate music. A truly inspirations gentleman
Having known Andrew for many years it was a very sad to hear of his passing. I was also acquainted with his wonderful, gentle and supportive wife Ann.
He was the best of Freemasons. A very talented, kind and considerate man whose passing will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Andrew should be remembered as a charming and cheeky man as he always had a joke, mainly rather risqué ones, at his fingertips. He was very well known and respected by all the masonic musicians in London having been Grand Organist in both Craft and Royal Arch. He spent many hours in London, assisting and advising new Grand Organists, which was much appreciated by them all. When I became Master Cutler in 2010, Andrew played at my Installation accompanying both the Rabbi and the Dean of Sheffield to the delight of everyone there. He composed a march specially for the occasion and often played this in Grand Lodge as the Acting Officers processions entered the Grand Temple. He will be missed by many of us in Sheffield, the Province and in London.
Andrew would barely remember me ... but I certainly remember him! In 1963 I was one of the four original members of the Sheffield Youth Orchestra which was founded by my school music teacher, Dorothy Barlow. The orchestra quickly attracted some of the best young musicians in Sheffield and we started to rehearse, first in a church hall in Broomhill and shortly afterwards at a room in the Cathedral. At one of the rehearsals the word went round us youngsters (I'm now 71!) that we were to be conducted by none other than Dr Andrew Clark - wow! Andrew enthused the whole orchestra and took us to new heights - and he enthused me. Although I was not one the better players I have been an active amateur musician for the whole of my life and Andrew was one of those special people who sparked my love of music. I thank him for that and send my condolences to his family.
Andrew was a superb organist and pianist and indeed all-round musician, whose talent took him to the highest Masonic appointments as Organist at both Provincial and Grand Lodge level. He was involved in the founding of and accompanying the Sheffield and District Masonic Choir as well as encouraging many lodge members with some ability on keyboards to take up organ playing. Andrew was a very kind and generous man for whom nothing was too much trouble. He had a lively sense of humour and was so talented in many other ways than music, including the ability to communicate with deaf people with sign language, serving vegetables at the festive board in a professional manner, and exhibiting detailed knowledge on many different subjects. He will be sorely missed – a great friend.
Andrew was always happy to greet you. Even though he had an immense talent, he was never boastful but maintained a consistently helpful disposition towards all he met. He was a lovely man and a great friend to Freemasonry
Andrew was a wonderful and sincere man alway had a joke to tell you. Excellent musician. I only had 12 years in your company through Hallam Rose Croix, wished I had known you sooner. RIP Andrew we all miss you.
When I first joined Freemason Andrew was our Provincial minder for Shrewsbury Lodge. I didn't understand that at the time, what I did know was that he gave me words of encouragement as I went through each degree and his kindness will always be remembered.
A very sad loss to Masonry, He will be sadly missed throughout the Province. Sincere condolences to all the family Peter Harston.
Rockley Abbey Lodge, Barnsley.
Andrew (Chokey) Clark was my music teacher at High Melton College from 1986 to 1988. I had zero qualifications in music when I started; but Andrew got me up to Grade 5 Theory within 2 years of starting. He was a great man. So accommodating and friendly. So sad to hear that he has passed away 😔. I promise to pray for Andrew (Mr Clark)
X Student. High Melton College.
Sorely missed. Was thinking of you then. Wondering about you. Shame to finally find you here but maybe not, you gave us so much and you deserve a fine rest sir. Many wishes for you in the Grand Chorus
Andrew Clark was a wonderful musician and a gifted and patient teacher. He generously admitted me and others as "mature students" to his harmony course at High Melton in the 1980's where he literally changed my life's course. His passion and enthusiasm for music was infectious and inspiring and I remember one occasion when he asked why I had used a given chord when harmonising a Bach Chorale. I explained that I had created a chart in the back of my workbook to help me identify chords and the notes they have in common with others in different keys. His response was "Oh my dear boy, you must teach!" I treasure this memory as I do many others from the time I spent with him.
I never found the limits of his generosity. He even agreed to perform at a charity concert I had organised with some friends and played magnificently.
I am sad to read of his passing, though an 81 year life lived as well as his is something to be celebrated.
I will always remember him with great affection and respect.
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