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Robert Pascall — Department of Music

June 27th, 2018

We are sorry to announce that Robert Pascall, Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Nottingham, has recently passed away.

Nicholas Baragwanath, head of the Department of Music, paid tribute to Professor Pascall, saying:

“Robert was a superb colleague, a first-rate scholar, and a wonderful friend to the Department. His contribution over many years was immense. We owe him a great deal.

“After his retirement, he regularly popped in to say hello, and I and others enjoyed many fascinating chats with him – especially about Brahms.

“He will be sorely missed by everyone in the Department.”

A funeral will take place at 12.30pm, Wednesday 4 July 2018 at St Mary’s Church Clifton Hall Drive, Holgate, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8NH.

All are welcome to join a reception afterwards at 2.30pm, at the Nottingham University Music Department, University Boulevard, NG7 2RD.

Collections will take place for Oxfam and St Mary’s Church: If you would like to donate you can do so on the day, or afterwards online.

Update: A memorial concert will take place on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at the Djanogly Recital Hall, Lakeside Arts. Tickets can be booked from Lakeside Arts.

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September 14th, 2018 at 9:25 am

Marie-Therese Pinder

Please let me know the date, also time and place, of the memorial concert for Robert as soon as possible

September 25th, 2018 at 3:04 pm


Hi Marie. The details haven’t been shared with Campus News yet. We have today sent an email to enquire. Best wishes – Rebecca

October 28th, 2018 at 8:52 am

Marie-Therese Pinder

Any news yet? It’s already nearly winter, snow having fallen in my part of England yesterday, November approaching rapidly.

Thank you for your September reply.

October 29th, 2018 at 9:01 am


Hi Marie. I’m afraid we haven’t heard an update, I’m sorry about this. Best wishes – Rebecca

April 19th, 2019 at 11:12 am

Marie-Therese Pinder

I note there is to be a memorial concert on 15 May 2019, given by the Allegri string quartet at the Lakeside centre and thought you might like to know in case you are asked, also giving you the opporttunity to share this news

May 10th, 2019 at 4:00 pm


The memorial concern for Robert will take place at the Djanogly Recital Hall at 7.30pm, 15 May 2019. Tickets are available at http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-events/event/4086/robert-pascall-memorial-concert.html

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