JOHN JOUBERT (1927 - 2019)
Born in Capetown, where he first studied, John Joubert moved to London in 1946, studying there at the Royal Academy with Howard Ferguson and briefly with Alan Bush. He went on to hold academic appointments at Hull and Birmingham before retiring in 1986 to devote himself to composition.
Choral and Instrumental Music
Joubert won particular success in 1952 with the anthem O Lorde, the Maker of Al Thing, a work that led to a number of further settings for the Church of England. He wrote for the orchestra and for chamber ensembles.