Story: Composers

John Ritchie, 2011

John Ritchie, 2011

John Ritchie is pictured at his piano in 2011. He took up a position at Christchurch's Canterbury University music department in 1946, becoming professor in 1962. As a composer he was best known for choral works, concertos, carols, church music and pieces for brass. He was the father of composer Anthony Ritchie.

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William Dart, 'Composers - Establishing a new tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44642/john-ritchie-2011 (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by William Dart, published 22 Oct 2014