A 'LEGENDARY' former York Minster organist, and "much-loved" figure in the city, celebrates reaching his 104th birthday today.

Dr Francis Jackson CBE, who was York Minster organist between 1946 and 1982, celebrates reaching the milestone today.

Born on October 2 1917, Dr Jackson has composed over 160 pieces of music - and is still publishing music today.

Upon his retirement, he received the Fellowship of the Royal Northern College of Music, the Doctorate of the University of York and the Order of Saint William of York.

Francis' latest publication is an organ piece entitled 'Improvisation on a chant of John Goss'.

York and District Organists’ Association will be performing a live broadcast on YouTube tonight from 7.30pm to help Francis celebrate his birthday. The broadcast will include 11 of his composed pieces - performed by eight organists, plus a tenor, pianist and bassoonist.

To view the concert, visit this link: https://bit.ly/3uoBTit