The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Healey Willan

Healey Willan

Birth
Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Death 16 Feb 1968 (aged 87)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 10429 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Musician. Born in London, England, he was a organist, choir conductor, teacher, who composed more than 800 works including operas, symphonies, chamber music, concertos, plus pieces for band, orchestra, organ and piano. He is best known for his religious music and was at St. John the Baptist Church London, when he emigrated to Canada in 1913. In 1920, he assumed the title of Head of the Theory Department of the Toronto Conservatory of Music and was named as Precentor of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene Toronto, in 1921. He founded the Tudor Singers, which he conducted (1934-39). He was appointed Professor of Music at the University of Toronto, a post he retained until his 1950 retirement and also served as organist for the University. Frequently called the Dean of Canadian composers, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1967. He died at age 87 in Toronto, Canada.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Healey Willan?

Current rating:

27 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10429
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Healey Willan (12 Oct 1880–16 Feb 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10429, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .