Denys Darlow (conductor)
Denys Darlow studied with H A Bate at St James Muswell Hill and with Dr Arthur Pritchard, and was for a time assistant organist at Southwark Cathedral. In 1952 he founded the Tilford Bach and with the Tilford Bach Choir and Orchestra gave many concerts and broadcasts of Baroque and modern music (much of the latter specially commissioned). In the 1960s he toured Europe with his choir and orchestra and guest conducted the BBC Symphony and Northern Orchestras, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra and others. Denys Darlow founded the London Handel Festival and its associated groups, the London Handel Choir and Orchestra, and with them has been responsible for reviving many of Handel's major works at the annual festival each Spring. For many years Denys Darlow was a Professor at the Royal College of Music; he is also active as a composer.