William Benjamin James Llewellyn

LLEWELLYN, William Benjamin James. b. Farnworth, near Widnes, Lancashire 6 May 1925. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he read Natural Sciences, and (after National Service) the Royal Academy of Music (1948). At the RAM he ran the madrigal group, becoming co-founder and conductor of the ‘Linden Singers’, which performed regularly on the BBC and elsewhere during the 1950s. In 1950 he was appointed as assistant music master to John Wilson* at Charterhouse School; he succeeded Wilson as Director of Music in 1965, and later became Second Master or Deputy Head of the School. Under Llewellyn's eye, the range and quality of music at Charterhouse, already well established,...

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