Weston Noble (1922–2016)
Legendary choral conductor, teacher, and author, Weston Noble passed away yesterday, December 21, 2016, due to complications from a fall. He was 94 years old.
While we are deeply saddened by his passing and offer our most heartfelt sympathies to his family, the people of GIA also want to express their most profound gratitude to Weston for his important contributions to choral music and music education. He leaves behind a vast legacy and a wealth of knowledge that will continue to serve for generations to come.
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