Joseph Flummerfelt, long-serving director of Westminster College Choir, died on Friday.
Joe was 82.
In 2004 he was named Conductor of the Year by Musical America.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin writes: ‘Today is a sad day for the choral world: Joseph Flummerfelt left us last night. He is a true legend, has been the soul of the Westminster Choir College for decades, has shaped choral singing in America and beyond and has influenced countless musicians, including myself. I am eternally grateful to have received his guidance when I was a 18 year old conductor; his care for sound, breathing, beauty and his kindness and sensitivity have inspired the conductor I am today. Thank you, Dr Flummerfelt. You will be sorely missed.’