Sir Colin Davis 1927 – 2013

The Conductor and FCMG President Sir Colin Davis has died at the age of 85.

Sir Colin Davis, CH, CBE was an English conductor and was President of FCMG since 1997. His repertoire was broad, but among the composers with whom he is particularly associated are Mozart, Berlioz, Elgar, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Tippett and of course Britten. FCMG performed under him several times, most recently in 2004 at the BBC Proms where he conducted Britten’s War Requiem.

Born in Weybridge on 25 September 1927, Sir Colin studied clarinet at the Royal College of Music, going on to play in the band of the Household Cavalry during his military service.
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New FCMG Website goes live

We are delighted to announce that FCMG’s new website is now up and running.

The site features video clips, audio streams, tweets and slide shows, as well as a wealth of background information about the choir, it’s repertoire and past performances.  It is fully compatible with both desktop and mobile browsers and includes a members only area with detailed rehearsal and concert information.I would like to thank everyone involved in the construction and content – I think you will all agree that it is a website to be proud of.

Special thanks to Kenneth Richardson who handled the WordPress and theme installation – have a look at his own site at kennethrichardson.co.uk