Stephen Wilkinson (musician)

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Stephen Wilkinson
Stephen Wilkinson in 2015
Stephen Wilkinson in 2015
Background information
Born(1919-04-29)29 April 1919
Cambridgeshire, England
Died10 August 2021(2021-08-10) (aged 102)
Occupation(s)Choral conductor, composer, reader
InstrumentsPiano

Stephen Wilkinson MBE (29 April 1919 – 10 August 2021) was an English choral conductor and composer. From 1947 to 1953, Wilkinson was director of the Hertfordshire Rural Music School at Hitchin. From 1953 to 1979 he was on the Music Staff of the BBC,[1] first in Leeds, then from 1961 in Manchester.

Wilkinson also performed with other professional choirs - the BBC Singers in London, the RTE Singers in Dublin and the Nederlands Kammerkoor.

Wilkinson turned 100 in April 2019. He died on 10 August 2021, aged 102.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd revised edition. Oxford University Press. 24 Nov 1994. ISBN 978-0-19-869162-4.
  2. Death of an English conductor, 102