Kenneth Bowen 1932 - 2018
Kenneth Bowen Memorial Concert July 6th 2019
The 2019 Summer Concert was dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Bowen. We were pleased that so many old friends of the Chorale, from Kenneth's time as conductor, were able to attend the concert.
Tribute by David Abrahams, Chair of the Chorale.
Tribute by Martin Thomas, President of the Friends.
Tribute by Elizabeth Siberry, Former Chair of the Chorale.
Two of the soloists at the concert were Rauiri Bowen (tenor), Kenneth's grandson,
and Helen Miles (soprano), one of Kenneth's pupils from the RAM.
There are more photos from the concert on the Gallery page.
Some tributes in the media
Twitter statement by Meurig Bowen:
Royal Academy of Music tribute:
BBC Radio 3 Breakfast show (3 Sept 2018):
(scroll to 1:26:10) - short tribute ending with a recording of KB singing ‘Mae hiraeth yn y môr’
- very short piece but has a link to a recording of KB performing in a modern work (Philip Cannon – ‘Lord of Light, a Gloucester Requiem’)
Obituary from the Western Mail