BBC presents Willcocks Memorial Concert

Last Sunday, King’s hosted the Memorial Concert for Sir David Willcocks, one of King’s great choral directors who died this September aged 95. Set on the feast day of Saint Cecilia (the patroness of musicians), the concert was conducted by King’s Director of Music, Stephen Cleobury.

The Willcocks Memorial Concert Front Cover

The tribute included notable performances from King’s College Choir,  Gerald Finley (a former choral scholar and now baritone opera singer), and many others. The orchestra was comprised of King’s alumni and colleagues of Sir David Willcocks.  The musicians donated their services to the Willcocks Music Trust.

BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting the concert at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, December 1st. The concert then will be available on BBC Radio 3 iPlayer for a limited time.

The programme for the concert is listed below:

Blest pair of Sirens  Hubert Parry
Sing joyfully  William Byrd
Jehova, quam multi sunt  Henry Purcell
Fugue in E flat (St Anne)  J.S. Bach
A Hymn to the Virgin  Benjamin Britten
Valiant-for-Truth  Ralph Vaughan Williams
Requiem  Gabriel Fauré

Tom Etheridge & Richard Gowers  organ scholars
King’s College Choir
Gerald Finley  baritone
Stephen Cleobury  conductor

For more information about the Honorary Fellow Sir David Willcocks, please see  Sir David Willcocks (1919-2015).

28 November 2015