Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Born: 1872-1958
Nationality: English
Education/Training:
Trinity College, Cambridge; student of British composers Stanford and Parry at the Royal College of Music; studied with Max Bruch in Berlin and Maurice Ravel in Paris
Best Known For:
one of the first composers to travel to the British countryside to collect and notate folk songs and carols from regional singers; maintained a lifelong friendship with Gustav Holst, another composer influenced by folk music
Notable Compositions:
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and The Lark Ascending; ballet  Job: A Masque for Dancing; set more than 80 poems for voice, including The Vagabond
Assignments:
professor of composition at the Royal College of Music in London; conducted and led the Leith Hill Music Festival
Curious Facts:
musical editor of The English Hymnal and The Oxford Book of Carols; served in the Field Ambulance Service in Flanders during World War I
REPERTOIRE : Here We Come a-Caroling
CONCERTDATES
Holiday Wonders 12/07/2004
Holiday Wonders 12/11/2004
Holiday Wonders 12/05/2009
REPERTOIRE : Wassail Song
CONCERTDATES
Holiday Wonders 12/06/2003
Holiday Wonders 12/06/2003
Home for the Holidays 12/17/1995
A Children's Holiday Celebration 12/17/1994
Home for the Holidays 12/18/1994
John Currie's Christmas Festival 12/08/1990
John Currie's Christmas Festival 12/15/1990
Christmas with John Currie 12/12/1987
Christmas with John Currie 12/13/1987
A Christmas for Everyone 12/13/1986
A Christmas for Everyone 12/13/1986
A Christmas for Everyone 12/14/1986
A Christmas for Everyone 12/20/1986
Christmas Festival 12/13/1985
Christmas Festival 12/14/1985
Christmas Festival 12/15/1985
Christmas 12/15/1984
Christmas 12/15/1984
Christmas 12/16/1984
A Carolful Christmas 12/17/1982
A Carolful Christmas 12/18/1982
A Carolful Christmas 12/19/1982
An English Christmas 12/13/1980
An English Christmas 12/13/1980
An English Christmas 12/14/1980
Holiday Enchantment 12/15/1979
Holiday Enchantment 12/16/1979
Holiday Enchantment 12/17/1979
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/17/1977
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/18/1977
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/19/1977
The Spirit of Christmas 12/13/1975
The Spirit of Christmas 12/14/1975
Christmas with the Chorale 12/19/1971
Christmas Concert 12/22/1967
Festival of Carols 12/07/2013
Festival of Carols 12/14/2013
Festival of Carols 12/13/2014
Robinson's Beverly Hills 12/08/1985
Festival of Carols 12/05/2015
Festival of Carols 12/12/2015
REPERTOIRE : God Rest You Merry
CONCERTDATES
Rejoice! A Ceremony of Carols 12/08/2013
REPERTOIRE : Mummers' Carol
CONCERTDATES
A Holiday to Treasure 12/16/2001
Rejoice! A Ceremony of Carols 12/08/2013
REPERTOIRE : The Turtle Dove
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A Choral Passport 02/09/1997
REPERTOIRE : See the Chariot at Hand
CONCERTDATES
From Chant to Broadway 08/05/1995
Sound of the Ages 03/27/1994
REPERTOIRE : Benedicite
CONCERTDATES
From Across the Pond 05/02/1993
Treasures of the Masters 02/09/1980
REPERTOIRE : Mass in G minor
CONCERTDATES
For Voices Only 03/07/1993
Point Loma Nazarene College Cultural Event 03/12/1993
Roger Wagner at 70 01/21/1984
A Cappella Concert 01/29/1977
Williams, Stravinsky & Orff 03/16/1968
Poulenc & Vaughan Williams 04/14/2013
Wade in the Water 04/30/2017
REPERTOIRE : Toward the Unknown Region
CONCERTDATES
Opening Colours 10/13/1991
REPERTOIRE : Fantasia On Christmas Carols
CONCERTDATES
Christmas with John Currie 12/12/1987
Christmas with John Currie 12/13/1987
Rejoice! 12/13/2009
REPERTOIRE : A Sea Symphony
CONCERTDATES
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony 02/27/1983
REPERTOIRE : Hodie (This Day)
CONCERTDATES
An English Christmas 12/13/1980
An English Christmas 12/13/1980
An English Christmas 12/14/1980
REPERTOIRE : The Old Hundredth Pslam June
CONCERTDATES
1st Annual High School Choir Festival 04/03/1990
REPERTOIRE : Five Mystical Songs
CONCERTDATES
Poulenc & Vaughan Williams 04/14/2013
REPERTOIRE : The First Nowell
CONCERTDATES
A Holiday to Treasure 12/16/2001
Rejoice! A Ceremony of Carols 12/08/2013
REPERTOIRE : I Saw Three Ships
CONCERTDATES
A Holiday to Treasure 12/16/2001
REPERTOIRE : As Joseph was a-walking (Cherry Tree Carol)
CONCERTDATES
Rejoice! A Ceremony of Carols 12/08/2013
REPERTOIRE : Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No. 7)
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: Vaughan Williams and Beethoven 09/07/1976
REPERTOIRE : Epitaph on John Jayberd of Diss
CONCERTDATES
HSCF: Chamber Singers 05/02/2014
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