The Sir Charles Santley Memorial Gift

Established in 1956, it is endowed within the Will of John Joseph Mewburn Levien in memory of Sir Charles Santley, a great singer of the 19th century and Liveryman of the Company and whose biography was written by Levien. The Award provides for up to two gifts to be made annually to retired and active distinguished vocalists, composers of vocal music or researchers into singing.

 

There is a Santley Award Winners' Signature Book, which can be seen by Clicking Here.

 

Past winners:

 

1957 - Norman Allin

1958 - Isobel Baillie and Roy Henderson

1959 - Agnes Nicholls and Clive Carey

1960 - Keith Falkner and Elsie Suddaby

1961 - Richard Lewis and Astra Desmond

1962 - Geraint Evans and Eva Turner

1963 - Parry Jones and Maggie Teyte

1964 - Alexander Young and Heather Harper

1965 - Hervey Allen and Joan Cross

1966 - David Ward and Gwen Catley

1967 - George Baker and Olive Groves

1968 - John Shirley-Quirk and Janet Baker

1969 - Owen Brannigan and Carrie Tubb

1970 - Peter Pears and Joan Hammond

1971 - Gwyneth Jones and Alfred Deller

1972 - Charles Craig and Elizabeth Harwood

1973 - Harry Secombe and Jennifer Vyvyan

1974 - Dame Lilian Stiles-Allen

1975 - Thomas Hemsley

1976 - Josephine Veasey

1977 - Norman Bailey

1978 - Helen Watts

1979 - Robert Tear

1980 - Norma Procter

1981 - Benjamin Luxon

1982 - Betty Bannerman

1983 - Ian Wallace

1984 - Constance Shacklock

1985 - Alfreda Hodgson

1986 - Michael Langdon

1987 - Marion Studholme

1988 - Derek Hammond-Stroud

1989 - Valerie Masterson and Eric Shilling

1990 - Felicity Lott and Norman Lumsden

1991 - Elizabeth Bainbridge and Thomas Allen

1992 - Ian Partridge and Sarah Walker

1993 - Elizabeth Vaughan and Philip Langridge

1994 - Anthony Rolfe Johnson CBE and Wendy Eathorne

1995 - Richard Van Allan and Dame Josephine Barstow

1996 - Rosalind Plowright and Willard White

1997 - Ann Murray and Robert Lloyd

1998 - Johanna Peters and John Tomlinson

1999 - Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and James Bowman

2000 - Nancy Evans and Gwynne Howell

2001 - Lillian Watson and Frank Egerton

2002 - Ann Howard and Ryland Davies

2003 - Catherine Wyn-Rogers and Nigel Douglas

2004 - Susan Bullock and Neil Jenkins

2005 - Dame Joan Sutherland

2006 - Dame Anne Evans and Alan Opie

2007 - Felicity Palmer and Stuart Burrows

2008 - John Steane and Sally Burgess

2009 - Della Jones and John Mitchinson

2010 - Sir John Tooley and Dame Emma Kirkby

2011 - Yvonne Minton and Michael Chance

2012 - Catherine Bott and Simon Keenlyside

2013 - Ian Bostridge and Sarah Connolly

2014 - Gerald Finley and Yvonne Kenny

2015 - Mark Padmore and Diana Montague

2016 - Jean Rigby and Christopher Maltman

2017 - Teresa Cahill and Donald Maxwell

2018 - Joyce DiDonato and Roderick Williams

2019 - Alice Coote OBE and Iestyn Davies MBE

2020 - Sheila Armstrong and Graham Clark

2021 - Anne Howells and Mark Wildman

 

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