|Sir George Dyson|
The concert also includes RVW's Five Mystical Songs with Sir Thomas Allen and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford's rarely performed Concert piece for organ and orchestra
George Dyson (1883 - 1964) was a 20th century English composer who taught music at Rugby and Winchester Schools, and Wellington College as well as being a professor of the Royal College of Music (and later Director). His best known works are his large scale choral pieces such as The Canterbury Pilgrims (the soloists at the work's premiere included Isobel Baillie) and Quo Vadis. Further information about George Dyson from the Sir George Dyson Trust website.