George Guest
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1924-02-09
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George Guest

George Guest Biography (Wikipedia)

George Guest CBE FRCO (February 9, 1924 - November 20, 2002) was a Welsh organist and choral conductor.

George Guest was born in Bangor, Wales. His father was an organist and Guest assisted him by acting as organ blower. He became a chorister at Bangor Cathedral and subsequently at Chester Cathedral, where he took organ lessons from the sub-organist, Dr. Roland Middleton. He passed the examinations for ARCO in 1940 and FRCO in 1942. By this time he had become the organist and choirmaster of Connah's Quay parish church, Flintshire.

Being proud of his Welsh roots, from the 1970s onwards, Guest took a personal interest in the Cambridge University Welsh Society (Cymdeithas Y Mabinogi), sponsoring many of its events and providing a welcome face for Welsh students away from home.

At the age of 18 he was called up for military service, and joined the Royal Air Force, being posted to India in 1945. On leaving the services in 1947 he took up the post of sub-organist at Chester Cathedral. The cathedral organist, Malcolm Boyle, encouraged him to apply for the Organ Scholarship at St John's College, Cambridge, for which he was successful.

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George Guest Tracks

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Francis Poulenc
Litanies a la Vierge Noire
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Litanies a la Vierge Noire

Litanies a la Vierge Noire

Choir
St John's College Cambridge Choir
Conductor
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Gustav Holst
In the bleak midwinter
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In the bleak midwinter
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The Holly and the Ivy
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The Holly and the Ivy
Benjamin Britten
Bululalow (A Ceremony of Carols)
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Bululalow (A Ceremony of Carols)

Bululalow (A Ceremony of Carols)

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Choir
St John's College Cambridge Choir
Singer
Michael Matthews
Conductor
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Ralph Vaughan Williams
Lord, thou hast been our refuge
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Lord, thou hast been our refuge
Francis Poulenc
Vinea mea electa (4 motets pour un temps de Penitence)
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Vinea mea electa (4 motets pour un temps de Penitence)

Vinea mea electa (4 motets pour un temps de Penitence)

Choir
St John's College Cambridge Choir
Conductor
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Joseph Haydn
Agnus Dei (Schopfungsmesse)
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Agnus Dei (Schopfungsmesse)
Traditional Welsh, George Guest, Helen Neeves, BBC Singers & David Hill
Suo Gân
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Suo Gân

Suo Gân

Composer
Traditional Welsh
Music Arranger
Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
David Hill
Gabriel Fauré
In Paradisum (Requiem, Op 48)
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In Paradisum (Requiem, Op 48)
Gregorio Allegri
Miserere mei Deus
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Miserere mei Deus

Miserere mei Deus

Performer
Gregorio Allegri
St John's College Cambridge Choir
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John Scott, Henry Purcell, The Choir of Saint John's Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Ian Partridge, Stafford Dean, Paul Esswood & George Guest
I was glad
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I was glad

I was glad

Performer
John Scott
Choir
The Choir of Saint John's Cambridge
Conductor
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Stabat mater in F minor for soprano, alto, strings & organ [all orchestral versions]
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Stabat mater in F minor for soprano, alto, strings & organ [all orchestral versions]

Stabat mater in F minor for soprano, alto, strings & organ [all orchestral versions]

Performer
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
David Hill
Argo Chamber Orchestra
St John's College Cambridge Choir
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Sir John Stainer
The Crucifixion; Processional to Calvary / 'Fling wide the gates'
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The Crucifixion; Processional to Calvary / 'Fling wide the gates'
Benjamin Britten
Deo Gracias from the Ceremony of Carols
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Deo Gracias from the Ceremony of Carols
St John's College Cambridge Choir, Herbert Howells & George Guest
Requiem - Salvator Mundi
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Requiem - Salvator Mundi

Requiem - Salvator Mundi

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St John's College Cambridge Choir, Herbert Howells & George Guest
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St John's College Cambridge Choir, Charles Hylton Stewart & George Guest
The Lord is my shepherd
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The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd

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St John's College Cambridge Choir, Charles Hylton Stewart & George Guest
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St John's College Cambridge Choir, Benjamin Britten & George Guest
A Ceremony of carols Op.28 for boys' voices and harp
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A Ceremony of carols  Op.28 for boys' voices and harp

A Ceremony of carols Op.28 for boys' voices and harp

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St John's College Cambridge Choir, Benjamin Britten & George Guest
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St John's College Cambridge Choir, Gregorio Allegri & George Guest
Miserere mei Deus
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Miserere mei Deus

Miserere mei Deus

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St John's College Cambridge Choir, Gregorio Allegri & George Guest
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Consort of Sackbuts from Symphoniae Sacrae, Henry Purcell & George Guest
Funeral Music for Queen Mary: March and Canzona Z.860
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Funeral Music for Queen Mary: March and Canzona Z.860

Funeral Music for Queen Mary: March and Canzona Z.860

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Consort of Sackbuts from Symphoniae Sacrae, Henry Purcell & George Guest
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Exsultate Deo
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Exsultate Deo
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Exsultate Deo à 5
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Exsultate Deo à 5

Exsultate Deo à 5

Performer
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
St John's College Cambridge Choir
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1975: Prom 51
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St Augustine's Church, Kilburn
1975-09-15T09:12:26
15
Sep
1975

Proms 1975: Prom 51

19:30
St Augustine's Church, Kilburn

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