On This Day...

On this day, February 10, 1972 Frederic Jackson collapsed and died on the platform of Duke's Hall whilst conducting the Royal Academy of Music student body in a performance of "Requiem" by Verdi. Frederic Jackson was also chorus master to the London Philharmonic Choir who earlier (in 1968) were the choir performing Ralph Vaughan Williams "A Sea Symphony" in a Kingsway Hall recording with Sir Adrian Bolt.

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