Mr Angus Watson (Former Staff, 1955 – 1970)

22 April 1932 – 9 September 2019

Angus died peacefully on 9 September 2019, aged 87, after a long illness, surrounded by his family in Wells, close to where he and his wife, Alison, a fine bassist, lived in retirement.

Angus taught at Stowe from 1955 until 1970 and held the role of Director of Music. He was an inspirational teacher, loved by many of his pupils. He was a superb violinist, conducted the Stowe Orchestra and conducted in Stowe Chapel some of the great choral works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Handel. As well as performing in the Roxburgh Hall, Angus presented chamber concerts in the Library and Queen’s Temple.

Angus left Stowe to teach at Winchester. Angus wrote two books during his retirement, a biography of his father, Alec Watson: Doctor and Missionary in China (2000) and the scholarly Beethoven’s Chamber Music in Context (2012).