Manchester Camerata announce new chairman

The world-class orchestra announced the appointment of the Reverend Paul Flowers, Chair of the Board of the Co-operative Banking Group, as chairman in their 40th Anniversary Season.

Paul Flowers Naomi Atherton Manchester Camerata

Manchester Camerata have plenty to celebrate this year. Not only are they performing with Katherine Jenkins and José Carreras tomorrow in Preston, but they have just announced the appointment of The Reverend Paul Flowers as Chairman in their 40th Anniversary Season.

Paul Flowers is well known for his passion for music and making a difference in the community. He has been a Minister of the Methodist Church since 1975, serving in a variety of locations around the country.

"Manchester Camerata is not soft, fluffy or stuck up," he said. "It’s an orchestra that makes a real difference to people’s lives, and does fantastic work with young people and disadvantaged communities."

The orchestra, founded in 1972, are celebrating the start of their fifth decade of music-making with a special concert of music by Holst, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Haydn, and Mozart's Horn Concerto at Manchester Town Hall on 12 September. This marks the official handover from Geoffrey Shindler, chairman since 2007.

(Picture: Paul Flowers, Chairman of the Co-operative Banking Group with Naomi Atherton, Principal Horn of Manchester Camerata/UKFast)

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