BBC Radio to Air Lloyd Webber Documentary

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BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a documentary about the life of William Lloyd Webber, the late father of Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber.

The May 29 radio broadcast — presented by Richard Baker and produced by Rowan Morton Gledhill — is set to begin at 11:30 AM GMT. The broadcast is part of The William Lloyd Webber Festival 2007, which celebrates the work of the late English composer. The Festival will also include a symposium at the Royal College of Music on March 15, a workshop and performance of "The Divine Compassion" March 31, a liturgical performance of "The Saviour for Holy Week" April 3 and "William Lloyd Webber—a Celebration" May 25. The latter three events will all be presented at St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate. The Festival Closing Recital will be presented June 8 at St. Giles Cripplegate.

Born in London in 1914, William Lloyd Webber had become a well-known organ recitalist by the age of 14. He studied at Mercer's School and later at the Royal College of Music, where he gained his FRCO diploma at 19. He married Jean Hermione during the war and had two sons, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. William Lloyd Webber wrote music in many forms and later accepted a position teaching at the Royal College of Music. In 1964 he accepted the Directorship of the London College of Music. He died in 1982.

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