Feb. 20th 2019
The last two months of 2018 proved quite hectic for the choir. We were involved in four concerts, two of which were the Remembrance concerts at Middlesbrough Theatre in December, and two further Christmas concerts in December at different venues. We were fortunate to have our regular conductor, John Dixon, with us for each concert even though he was suffering with a virus throughout. In spite of this he took us through these concerts, which were very successful, and for which we received excellent feedback.
Since the beginning of the year, however, his health has not improved and he has decided that he will be reducing some of his many responsibilities and unfortunately this includes Musical Director of the Apollo choir. We are very disappointed to be losing John because he was doing a great job with us, but we do wish him well and hope his health improves quickly.
Some good news lately. We have been fortunate to have obtained a replacement for John in David Beall the present Musical Director of the G&S Society. David would like a trial period initially before considering the position on a permanent basis.