Renowned soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, famous throughout the world, is to take up the post of Harrow Choral Society’s president.
Current president, tenor Ian Caley retired through ill health and Dame Emma will lead the society in the New Year.
With her remarkably pure soprano voice, Dame Emma became a leading figure in the Early Music revival of the 1970s, singing with many ensembles such as the Consort of Musicke and the Academy of Ancient Music.
Throughout a highly successful career she has sung in opera and recitals, made numerous prestigious recordings and taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
“We are honoured and excited to welcome Emma Kirkby as our President,” said choir Chair Peter Miller. “She joins a distinguished company of illustrious former presidents which includes tenor Ian Caley and conductors Sir Charles Groves and Richard Hickox.”
Harrow Choral Society’s next concert will be on March 28 at the Elliott Hall, Harrow Arts Centre.
They will be performing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and the Duruflé Requiem.
For more information about membership and concerts please visit harrowchoral.org.uk