Stamford to honour 50th anniversary in memory of Sir Malcolm Sargent
On the 3rd October 2017 Stamford Endowed Schools will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Sir Malcolm Sargent’s death with a Joint Bands Concert which will see Stamford’s talented musicians combine with the acclaimed Band of the Irish Guards for a memorable concert.
Joint Bands Concert - The Band of the Irish Guards with Stamford Endowed Schools
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 | 7:30pm
Oswald Elliott Hall, Stamford School
Tickets are free, with a suggested donation on the night of £5.00 to CLIC Sargent
Sargent was brought up in Stamford and was a Music Scholar at Stamford School from the age of 14. He first worked as an organist at St. Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, from 1914 to 1924. At the age of 24 Sargent became England's youngest Doctor of Music, with a degree from Durham University.
Sargent arranged the music for the Queen and Prince Philip’s wedding, was widely regarded as Britain's leading conductor of choral works and was co-founder of the London Philharmonic. Sargent was also the first conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic and played an important part in saving the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from disbandment in the 1960s.
As chief conductor of London's internationally famous summer music festival the Proms from 1948 to 1967, Sargent was one of the best-known English conductors.