THE HEALEY WILLAN SOCIETY

ANNOUNCES
THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF
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HEALEY WILLAN
Healey Willan (1880-1968) was a Canadian composer of remarkable musical insight and ability. The Healey Willan Society,
established in 2011, is now preparing to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his death with an energetic campaign to
promote the study and performance of his music.
Strategies to stimulate greater knowledge, availability, interest, and performance of his music include:
 collaborative efforts between musicians and musical organizations to perform Willan’s larger works as well as series of
concerts presenting multiple works;
 creation of a Healey Willan website (www.HealeyWillan.com), now under development, to provide online
announcements and promotions of Willan concerts and conferences;
 a complete online catalog of Healey Willan’s music at www.HealeyWillan.com to facilitate study and performance, and
recordings of his works;
 online opportunities to promote and support performances of Willan’s music.

We invite you to join us as we stimulate a renewed interest in Willan’s music through performances, symposia, publications, and
collaborations. Please let us know if you are planning a music event featuring Willan’s music for the 2018 anniversary year, so
that we can post this in the concert calendar at www.HealeyWillan.com.

The Healey Willan Society is collaborating with Willan’s music publishers to ensure his publications are available to the public.
Many works which had fallen out of print are now once more available. Further, works which have reverted to the Estate are
now being republished at Biretta Books (www.BirettaBooks.com). Any funds raised by the Healey Willan Society are put toward
the republication and promotion of his musical works.
For additional information, to discuss your project ideas, or to explore ideas for possible collaborations, please contact Rev.
Scott Haynes, S.J.C. at:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rev. Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C.
Trustee, Estate of Healey Willan REV. SCOTT A. HAYNES, S.J.C.
President, Healey Willan Society Trustee, Estate of Healey Willan, President, Healey Willan Society
825 N. Carpenter Street
MARY WILLAN MASON
Chicago, Illinois 60642
Daughter of Healey Willan
U.S.A.
(312) 243-7373 x 111
STEPHEN CLEOBURY
Internet: www.HealeyWillan.com King’s College, Cambridge
Email: HealeyWillanSociety@gmail.com CANON MICHAEL MCCARTHY
Director of Music, Washington National Cathedral
Sincerely yours, FRANK VILLELLA
Director of Archives, Rosenthal Archives
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
GERALD VIRGIL
Content Editor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Rev. Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C.