Thursday 3rd May
RICHARD LLOYD-MORGAN & JOHN WILLIAMS
12.30 pm Light refreshments
1.00 pm Concert begins
Free admission. Leaving collection to support the work of the Friends of St Dunstan’s toward the upkeep of the building and to encourage public understanding of its history, architecture and significance.
The English bass, Richard Lloyd-Morgan, was born in Nigeria, where his father worked in the colonial service, and lived there from a very young age. He was sent to boarding school in England at the age of 8. It was at school that he came to love music and theatre. He took a choral scholarship at Trinity, in Cambridge, on shocking A-Level results. He studied English, and loved it. He went on to become a teacher, including a time at Cranbrook School. Over time he began to do less teaching and more part-time singing, until he eventually went full-time.
Since then, Richard has performed as a concert artist in many countries, performing in works by Stravinsky, Henze and Glass. He has sung with several major European houses, including Glyndebourne, Opera North, Scottish Opera, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, for whom he made his debut as Yamadori in Madam Butterfly in 1992. He has also performed at festivals world-wide, including Hong Kong, Athens, Wexford, and twice at the Maggio Musicale in Florence.
In 1998 Richard was ordained and appointed Chaplain of King’s College, Cambridge in 2003, retiring in 2014. See http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Lloyd-Morgan-Richard.htm for further information.
John has recently returned to Cranbrook where he was Director of Music at Cranbrook School from 1973 – 85. During those years, he was involved with much of the music making in the town, conducting various choirs and orchestras and playing the organ. In retirement, he still examines for the A.B.R.S.M. and helps out at several churches in the area. Together with Michael Anderson and David Murphy, he spearheaded the appeal for the restoration of the St. Dunstan’s Willis/Hill organ in 1980, and is thrilled that, nearly 40 years later, the organ remains such a fine instrument.