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Henry Wood
Birth: Mar. 3, 1869
London
Greater London, England
Death: Aug. 19, 1944
Hitchin
Hertfordshire, England

Conductor. He made his performing debut at the age of 14, playing the organ at the Musicians' Church St Sepulchre-Newgate, the largest parish church in the City of London. Wood entered the Royal Academy of Music in 1886, where he composed light operas and cantatas, and began his career as an orchestral conductor in 1888. He conducted the Carl Rosa Opera Company in 1891 and began conducting shows at the Queen's Hall London in 1893. In 1899, he founded the Nottingham Orchestra, was conductor of the Wolverhampton Festival Choral Society in 1900, the Sheffield Festival 1902 to 1911 and the Norwich Festival in 1908. Appointed professor of conducting in 1923, he conducted orchestras playing at the Royal Academy of Music London and the Royal Albert Hall, almost to the end of his life. He was knighted by the King in 1911, was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 1921 and was made a Companion of Honour in 1944. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Raymond M Rogoski (1915 - 1996)*
 
 Children:
  Maurice Anthony Olk (1903 - 1986)*
 
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Burial:
St Sepulchre without Newgate Churchyard
London
City of London
Greater London, England
Plot: Musicians Chapel
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Henry Wood
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