Harold Edwin Darke

Born 29 October 1888. Died 28 November 1976
Harold Edwin Darke
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1888-10-29
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Harold Edwin Darke

Harold Edwin Darke Biography (Wikipedia)

Harold Edwin Darke (29 October 1888 – 28 November 1976) was an English composer and organist. He had a long association with the church of St Michael, Cornhill, in the City of London.

Darke was born in Highbury, London the youngest son of Samuel Darke & Arundel Bourne and attended Dame Alice Owen's School. While in the RAF he married a violinist, Dora Garland, (the first woman to lead the Queen's Hall Orchestra) at St Michaels, Cornhill on 25 July 1918.

His first organist post was at Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead from 1906 to 1911. He became organist at St Michael Cornhill in 1916, and stayed there until 1966, leaving only briefly in 1941 to deputise for Boris Ord as Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge during World War II. It is widely accepted that the Cornhill Lunchtime Organ Recitals series begun by Darke in 1916 is the longest-running lunchtime organ concert series in the world; the series has flourished under his successors Richard Popplewell 1966-1979 and the present Organist, Jonathan Rennert, from 1979 to the present. Darke died in Cambridge, aged 88.

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Harold Edwin Darke
In the Bleak Midwinter
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Prelude on Brother James' Air
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In The Bleak Midwinter
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Glasgow Cathedral Choir
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Keith Wright
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Rupert Drury
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In the Bleak Mid-winter
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King's College Cambridge Choir
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In the bleak midwinter
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Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
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Harold Edwin Darke
Nunc Dimittis: Darke in F
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Magnificat: Darke in F
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1941: Prom 28
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Royal Albert Hall
1941-08-13T21:03:51
13
Aug
1941

Proms 1941: Prom 28

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1941: Prom 21
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Royal Albert Hall
1941-08-05T21:03:51
5
Aug
1941

Proms 1941: Prom 21

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1941: Prom 19
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Royal Albert Hall
1941-08-02T21:03:51
2
Aug
1941

Proms 1941: Prom 19

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1941: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1941-07-23T21:03:51
23
Jul
1941

Proms 1941: Prom 10

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1941: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1941
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Royal Albert Hall
1941-07-12T21:03:51
12
Jul
1941

Proms 1941: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1941

Royal Albert Hall

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