Sir David Willcocks

Born 30 December 1920. Died 17 September 2015
Sir David Willcocks
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1919-12-30
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Sir David Willcocks

Sir David Willcocks Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir David Valentine Willcocks, CBE, MC (30 December 1919 – 17 September 2015) was a British choral conductor, organist, composer and music administrator. He was particularly well known for his association with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, which he directed from 1957 to 1974, making frequent broadcasts and recordings. Several of the descants and carol arrangements he wrote for the annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols were published in the series of books Carols for Choirs which he edited along with Reginald Jacques and John Rutter. He was also director of the Royal College of Music in London.

During the Second World War (1939–1945) he served as an officer in the British Army, and was decorated with the Military Cross for his actions on Hill 112 during the Battle of Normandy in July 1944. His elder son, Jonathan Willcocks, is also a composer.

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Past BBC Events

Proms 1964: Prom 39
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Royal Albert Hall
1964-09-08T17:39:25
8
Sep
1964

Proms 1964: Prom 39

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1964: Prom 36
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2dq9r
Royal Albert Hall
1964-09-04T17:39:25
4
Sep
1964

Proms 1964: Prom 36

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1963: Prom 06
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/er6d4f
Royal Albert Hall
1963-07-26T17:39:25
26
Jul
1963

Proms 1963: Prom 06

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1962: Prom 04
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ed9fxj
Royal Albert Hall
1962-07-25T17:39:25
25
Jul
1962

Proms 1962: Prom 04

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