Sarah Caplin (1)
What a triumph!
It was such an amazing event - I can’t believe it’s a week on and I am only just writing to congratulate you for inviting us to be part of the most impressive and important commemorative service. We found it inspirational. As one, when the DLI veterans stood up to process down the nave, leading the local children, my family burst into tears. We were so moved by their courage and dignity which touched everyone who was present.
It was a huge challenge to mark 70 years since the liberation of Belsen, the most appalling and inhumane of Nazi atrocities, in a way that conveyed to people who were alive at the time, as well as those who were born decades later, the horror of what occurred - and it was perfectly judged.
Darkness to Light, Durham Cathedral, April 2015
Our Board of Trustees has recently undergone a change in personnel. Lord Derek Foster, Kingsley Smith and Rob Yorke have all had to resign their positions on our Board owing to pressure of work in their constantly busy lives.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Board members:
- Jonathan Peacock lives in Hamsterley and is a business consultant.
- Dr James Harrison has just retired from his position as a general practitioner in Durham. As well as his role as a research fellow in Christian Theology at Durham University, he is also an inveterate opera-lover.
We are of course delighted to retain the services of well-know baritone Sir Thomas Allen and Nicholas Payne, Director of Opera Europa - (the professional association of opera houses and festivals in Europe) who are members of our original Board.
We are thrilled and excited by this outstanding new line-up of Trustees and know that all our InterOpera supporters will join us in extending a very warm welcome to our new Board Members.
We are also delighted to welcome Steve Robson to our team. Steve is our brass band adviser and transcribes all our music for band with his amazing flair for changing orchestral texture into exciting and challenging arrangements for brass.