Percy Whitlock

WHITLOCK, Percy William. b. Chatham, Kent, 1 June 1903; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, 1 May 1946. Whitlock was educated at Rochester Cathedral choir school, the Guildhall School of Music, King’s School, Rochester (1917-18) and the Royal College of Music (1920-24). He was assistant organist at Rochester Cathedral (1921-30), organist at St Mary’s Church, Chatham (1924-29), director of music at St Stephen’s, Bournemouth (1930-35) and Borough Organist at the Bournemouth Municipal Pavilion (1932-46). As a chorister at Rochester Cathedral, Whitlock was much encouraged by the organist Charles Hylton Stewart, whose assistant he became in 1921. At the RCM, he studied composition with Charles Villiers...

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