The Society is deeply saddened to have learned of the recent deaths of a number of Friends of the Phil and supporters of the orchestra, including:
Betty Fitzsimmons a former volunteer and Friend of the Phil for many years.
Dr John Harrison a long-standing Friend of the Phil who, with his wife Judy, has sponsored the orchestral chair of Principal Bass Trombone since 2012.
D V Newbold, CBE a Friend of the Phil for nearly 40 years, long-time supporter and sponsor of the orchestra, Mr Newbold had generously sponsored the final concert in the orchestra’s 2017/18 season (Sun 25 March) and we dedicated the concert to his memory.
Philippa Toomey formerly secretary/typist for the orchestra (1951-55) who became a Friend of the Phil in 1995 and a Life Friend in 2010.
Philip Wilford who, with his wife Jane, has sponsored the orchestral chair of Principal Flute in recent seasons.