Cyril Jenkins

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Life

Born: 1885

Died: 1978

Biography

David Cyril Jenkins was born in Dunvant, Swansea, Wales, the son a coal miner, who moved the family to Cilfynydd. He was educated at the Pontypridd County Grammar School, and studied music under Harry Evans and Walter Galpin Alcock. In his teens he was organist of Moriah Chapel, Cilfynydd, then at Bethany Chapel, Treherbert. He moved to London, working as an insurance underwriter, and studied with Charles Villiers Stanford and Ebenezer Prout. He served as director of music to the London County Council, organizing concerts in London parks. He relocated to Australia where he was active as a conductor, teacher and adjudicator. He was music critic for the Melbourne Herald and the weekly magazine Table Talk. For years, he traveled between Australia, North America and Britain, and was frequent guest conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He eventually retired back to England. He died in Hove, Sussex.

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