Nick worked in publishing until ten years ago, when he moved from New York to Richmond. His interests include chamber music and opera, Welsh rugby and Welsh Terriers (as unpredictable as each other), coppicing, grandchildren, and the novels of Patrick O’Brian. He used to play the cello, very badly, and has the rare distinction of having been expelled from a village choral society.
Previously Chair of Arts in Richmondshire and the Swaledale Festival, Nick feels very privileged to be involved now with the Richmondshire Concerts.
Stop Press! If you shop in Richmond, here's a new option: get your RSC Season Tickets from Castle Hill Bookshop. And from September onwards, single tickets for individual concerts will also start to be sold at Castle Hill (as well as online or at the venue).
Philip was born under the Chiswick flyover in West London, or so the family legend goes. He worked for 30 years in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, then moved to Richmond in 2003 to run the Castle Hill Bookshop. He was Chair of the Richmond and Lower Swaledale Business Association, and helped start the Richmond Walking and Book Festival.
Philip enjoys a wide range of music from classical to prog rock. He plays the guitar and attends live music at many local venues. He became RSC's Treasurer in 2012, being only the third person to hold the position in the organisation’s 70 year history. He hopes his tenure will be at least that of his predecessors!
Patrick grew up in the Fens and spent his career in London in sales and sales management. He retired to Richmond ten years ago, where he immediately became involved with the RSC after accepting a post-concert invitation to tea.
An erstwhile player of the piano and French horn, he also sang bass in a Hampstead a cappella choir. He is now the RSC's concert manager, keeping everything running smoothly on performance nights, as well as a regular volunteer at the Georgian Theatre Royal. He is a self-confessed fanatic for the music of Mendelssohn and Purcell.
The first of a series of posts which introduce the Trustees of the Richmondshire Concerts.
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