Imogen Holst

Imogen Holst

Richmond, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Death 9 Mar 1984 (aged 76)
Aldeburgh, Suffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, England
Burial Aldeburgh, Suffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, England
Memorial ID 6826019 · View Source
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Composer, Conductor. She was born in Richmond, Surrey, the daughter of Gustav Holst and his wife, Isobel Harrison. She was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School in London and at the Royal College of Music. From 1943 to 1951, she served as the Director of the Music Arts Centre at Dartington Hall in Devon from 1952 to 1964, as the musical assistant to Benjamin Britten, and, from 1953 to 1967, as the conductor of the Purcell Singers. In addition to writing and performing her own music, she was well-known as a conductor and an author of books about Bach, Britten, and her father. She is buried just behind Lord Britten and Sir Peter Pears.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Imogen Holst (12 Apr 1907–9 Mar 1984), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6826019, citing St. Peter and St. Paul Churchyard, Aldeburgh, Suffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .