John Alldis, Atom Heart Mother choir conductor, passes away
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 21 December 2010

John AlldisJohn Alldis, the distinguished choral conductor, passed away yesterday (December 20th) aged 81. His work was diverse - from establishing a permanent chorus for the London Symphony Orchestra, writing pantomime music, and working with the likes of Duke Ellington and Pink Floyd.

The 16-strong John Alldis Choir provided the memorable and at times haunting vocal soundtrack to Pink Floyd's 1970 work, Atom Heart Mother.

Alldis was nominated for Grammy Awards for his choral work in 1974 and 1978, and in 1994 was appointed Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Our condolences to his family and friends.