Public Concert in Memory of First Leicester Vice-Chancellor
who knows the University of Leicester knows of Sir Charles Wilson from the
building named after him.
the last Principal of the University College (1952-57) and the first
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester (1957-61), he negotiated the
transition from College to University.
Charles, who died last November at the age of ninety-two, was also a keen lover
of classical music and took an active part in promoting young artists, so it is
fitting that the University should honour him with a public concert in his
will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 7.30pm in the Richard
Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester.
of Music at the University, Anthony Pither, said: "For this special
occasion, and in consultation with his daughter, Jane Meyers, the University is
presenting one of the greatest musical achievements in western music - and one
of Sir Charles's favourite works."
deeply moving song-cycle, Winterreise, will be sung by Damian Thantrey,
baritone, with pianist Peter Hewitt, two young musicians who made a lasting
impression on a University Lunchtime Concert audience earlier this year, when
they performed Schumann's Dichterliebe.
information and tickets (£10, retired £9, concessions £7.50) are available
from the University of Leicester Music Department, telephone 0116 252 2781, or
the Richard Attenborough Centre, telephone 0116 252 2455.
TO EDITORS: For
more details please contact Mr Anthony Pither, University of Leicester
Department of Music, telephone 0116 252 2781, fax 0116 252 2782, email email@example.com
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