F.R.C. Clarke, Director of Queen’s School of Music from 1981 – 1991, was known to many as a a beloved composer, organist, conductor, scholar and teacher. Clarke also chaired the committee that produced the Hymn Book (1971) shared by the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada, contributing several hymn tunes and arrangements.
The fund was established by the following School of Music alumni: Tom Cromwell (BMus’73), Carole Chabot (BMus’74), Trish Jones (BMus’74), Mark Sirett (BMus’75), Eleanor Daley (BMus ’78), and Bill Maddox (BMus’80). Their lead donations in combination with future gifts, will help to build an endowment which will provide an annual income specifically for purchasing choral scores, and arranging conducting workshops and other activities.