Charles Spencer 1924 - 2011
The Chorus is greatly saddened to hear of the death on 22 August of Charles Spencer, the first Chairman of the Philharmonia Chorus. He stepped forward at a time of great crisis in 1964 and established a self-governing management structure which remains in place to this day. He led the Chorus during almost two decades of historic performances and celebrated recordings, when it established its international reputation. The sympathy of the Chorus goes out to his widow Germaine and his family.