THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY
Will Cowley (a.m.d., 1963-74)
[Born Douglas, Isle of Man 4 Dec 1926, died Douglas, Isle of Man 2 May 2003]
William Frederick Cowley began his musical career as an accompanist, as well as playing the flugelhorn and cornet in brass bands. He conducted choirs and opera on a free-lance basis in London before joining the music staff of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1961.In 1963 he became assistant musical director, a position he held until April 1974.
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