Arthur Sydney Warrell

WARRELL, Arthur Sydney. b. Farmborough near Bath, 1882; d. Bristol, 12 August 1939. He was educated at Farmborough and at the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College in Bristol. He was assistant organist at Bristol Cathedral (where he worked under Hubert Hunt) and was latterly organist of Clifton Parish Church. He was appointed Lecturer in Music at Bristol University in 1909. There he founded the University Choir, Orchestra and Madrigal Singers, and became known for his prowess as an educator. His skill as a choir trainer became widely known and his Bristol University choir performed numerous contemporary works by Vaughan Williams*, William Gillies Whittaker, Peter Warlock, Herbert Howells*...

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