Michael Howard
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1922-09-14
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Michael Howard

Michael Howard Biography (Wikipedia)

Michael Stockwin Howard (14 September 1922 – 4 January 2002) was an English choral conductor, organist and composer. He was an important part of the Early Music movement in the middle of the last century, in particular as a celebrated interpreter of 16th century polyphony In his later years he made notable recordings of the late French Romantic school of organ composers, particularly César Franck, on the Cavaillé Coll organ at St. Michael's Abbey in Farnborough. The National Pipe Organ Register now claims that the organ appears in a list of organs by Mutin (originally attributed to Aristide Cavaille-Coll).

Educated at Ellesmere College, Shropshire, Michael went on to study Organ (with G.D. Cunningham) and Composition (with William Alwyn) at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He also studied privately with Marcel Dupre and Ralph Downes.[citation needed]

In 1944 he founded The Renaissance Singers with whom he gave numerous concerts and made many recordings and broadcasts for the next twenty years. He was organist of Tewkesbury Abbey (1943-1944), Christ Church, Woburn Square in London (1945-1950), Ely Cathedral (1953-1958), St. Marylebone Parish Church in London (1971-1979) and at St. Michael's Abbey in Farnborough (1984-1986). In the 1960s he formed and conducted the sixteen-voice group Cantores in Ecclesia.

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Past BBC Events

Proms 1974: Prom 17
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/enfxj5
St Augustine's Church, Kilburn
1974-08-05T10:08:01
5
Aug
1974

Proms 1974: Prom 17

19:30
St Augustine's Church, Kilburn
Proms 1973: Prom 33
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e93d4f
Royal Albert Hall
1973-08-24T10:08:01
24
Aug
1973

Proms 1973: Prom 33

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1971: Prom 26
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewmbp6
Royal Albert Hall
1971-08-20T10:08:01
20
Aug
1971

Proms 1971: Prom 26

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1970: Prom 05
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e5nc8g
Royal Albert Hall
1970-07-22T10:08:01
22
Jul
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 05

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1969: Prom 35
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8nc8g
Royal Albert Hall
1969-08-27T10:08:01
27
Aug
1969

Proms 1969: Prom 35

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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