the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
EHS musicians play their part in Russell Watson UK tour
04 May 2018
Birmingham Voices is a professional choir, led by our very own Choir Master Richard Skilbeck and his colleague Chris Passey. Mr Skilbeck and our Deputy Director of Music Mr Southall, alongside girls from EHS, were delighted to perform as part of Russell Watson’s UK tour last year. This included a performance at the Barbican Hall in London alongside the London Concert Orchestra.
EHS colleagues and students had another opportunity to join Birmingham Voices and Russell Watson for five UK tour dates in February, March and April. All of the events went ahead as planned, despite the challenging snowy weather!
Due to the unexpected ill health of Chris Passey for one event, Mr Southall seized the opportunity to conduct Birmingham Voices, proudly leading what Russell Watson calls his ‘favourite choir’.
All of the events were a huge success, ending with rapturous applause and standing ovations.