Donald Hunt dead & Cause of death: English conductor from Gloucester – obituary! Donald Frederick Hunt OBE is a renowned English conductor of choruses from Gloucester. He began directing the Halifax Choral Society in 1957. Follow For More Updates: NewzBugs

As a child, Hunt was an organist and chorister at Gloucester Cathedral. At the age of 17, he became Herbert Sumsion’s assistant as organist of the cathedral.

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This post was held by Hunt until he was 22 years old. Hunt was the organist and choirmaster of St John’s Church in Torquay from 1954 to 1975. In 1975, Leeds University awarded him an honorary doctorate.

In addition to his work at Leeds Parish Church, he was involved with the Leeds Philharmonic Society, Halifax Choral Society, and Huddersfield Glee & Madrigal Society from 1958 to 1975. He was also the city organist of Leeds and a lecturer at Leeds College of Music.


From 1976 to 1996, he worked as the Worcester Cathedral’s master of choristers and organist. Between 1975 and 1996, he served as creative director and conductor of the Three Choirs Festival on eight occasions.

Donald Hunt
Donald Hunt dead & Cause of death: English conductor from Gloucester – obituary

He was granted an OBE in 1993. After leaving Worcester Cathedral in 1996, he directed numerous choral concerts at the Elgar School of Music in Worcester as a music adviser. On August 4, 2018, he passed away at the age of 88.


Hunt authored numerous works on Edward Elgar and Samuel Sebastian Wesley. He was also a member of the Elgar Society and a prolific recorder of Elgar’s and other British composers’ works, including those of Charles Villiers Stanford and Herbert Howells.

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