Harrow Choral Society (HCS) has bid farewell music director after leading the 80-strong choir for 30 years.
Simon Williams has decided to step back after a long and distinguished service with Sam Evans set to take over the reins.
To introduce Sam to the wider community, the society will be hosting an opera choral workshop, ‘Sing With Us!’ on September 3.
Simon said: “I’m delighted that Sam is to succeed me as Music Director. His experience as a conductor and singer will be invaluable to the choir, as it continues its recovery from the pandemic.”
Sam explains “I am thrilled to be appointed as the new Music Director for Harrow Choral Society and honoured to be picking up the baton from Simon Williams, who has given 30 years’ service to the choir and been so important in building the choir’s enviable reputation.
“I am really excited to carry on that work, and I am looking forward to the many inspiring musical experiences ahead.”
HCS Chair, Margaret Davies commented “Harrow Choral Society is extremely fortunate to have secured Sam as our next Music Director. We’re feeling very positive about the future and look forward to the continued development of the choir under his direction.”
‘Sing With Us!’ will focus on music by Elgar, Finzi, Brahms, Haydn and Charles Wood and new singers can be sure of a warm welcome. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the choir’s website at www.harrowchoral.org.uk which has more information about the choir, forthcoming concerts and other events.