1877-1963

November 13, 1877, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Blackall attended the Royal College of Music (1894-97). He served as assistant organist at St. Anne’s, Soho (1897-98); organist at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick (1898-1945); chorus master and assistant conductor of the Birmingham Festival Choral Society (1904-23); conductor of the Birmingham Bach Choir (1930-33); principal of the Birmingham and Midland Institute School of Music (1934-45); music lectur­er at Birmingham University (1919-45); and sub-warden and lecturer at the College of St. Nicholas, Royal School of Church Music, Canterbury, 1945. One of his major compositions was the choral music for the 1906 Warwick Festival.

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