Sadness as Boston musical legend is found dead at home

Sadness as Boston musical legend is found dead at home


norman lebrecht

August 16, 2014

Donald Teeters, a teacher at New England Conservatory and conductor emeritus of the Boston Cecilia which he led for 44 years, has been found dead in his apartment. No cause of death has yet been established.

The Society announced:
With great sadness and considerable shock, we write to tell you that Donald Teeters, our Conductor Emeritus, has died. Several of his friends became concerned recently after not hearing from Donald for two weeks. He was found deceased in his apartment on August 14.

He had recently written a chapter for a bicentennial history of the Handel and Haydn Society and was last seen in good spirits.

A friend writes: ‘Don was one of the most sensitive and witty musicians I ever learned from.’




  • Tom Moore says:

    I was lucky to have been able to sing under Donald Teeters at both morning services and evensong at All Saints Episcopal in Brookline. He was a wonderful musician and a wonderful human being. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.