Eric Dale was first associated with RSC when the society’s founder, Tom Carr, was at the helm. He has been involved in a number of roles, including membership, brochure production and editing programme notes.
Eric may often be seen selling programmes at the society’s concerts, but for the most part, he says, he likes to sit back and listen to music, and particularly to follow the concert careers of his daughters, the violinist Miranda Dale and the cellist Caroline Dale.
Referred to as “a non-playing musical father” in a radio interview involving his son, the clarinettist Peter Furniss, John Furniss has been on the RSC Board since 2000, after retiring as a physics teacher and moving to Hunton. Hunton is the home village of no fewer than four recent RSC Trustees - is there something in the water?
John has fulfilled several roles during that time: he was Concert Secretary for five years, before looking after the society’s publications for a while, then served as Acting Chairman for a year. He now takes more of a back seat and produces the printed programmes for the concerts.
Leeds is rather out of our area, and Lied doesn't often feature in our concerts. So why are we mentioning the Leeds Lieder Festival here? Simply because the Festival and its associated recitals are so impressive that we're happy to pass the word on. If the names of Sarah Connolly, Ian Bostridge, Malcolm Martineau and Ruby Hughes tickle your fancy, you'll probably want to know more: here's a link to the 2016-17 programme. The season starts in October.
Our new brochure, containing the full 2016-17 programme, should clatter through your letterbox in the next day or so (or the next week, maybe, if you live in Richmond and are on one of the Chairman's dog-walking routes).
If you're looking for a printed Season Ticket order form, it's the double-sided cut-off section at the foot of the enclosed Newsletter.
Judy lives in Richmond. She taught at Richmond School for many years, where she took part in school/staff choirs and revues. She was President of the National Union of Teachers and Chair of the General Teaching Council (England). She has been awarded an OBE for Services to Education.
Judy's interests include singing - she is a member of Richmond Choral Society and the Station Singers - and she loves travelling to far flung places as well as lying on Greek beaches doing as little as possible, reading voraciously and exploring Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, both cooking and eating. She is the Community Coordinator on the RSC Board.
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