From the President

For nearly half a century, music has been central to the partnership between Keele University and the New Vic Theatre and, before that the Victoria Theatre. From the early days of Peter Cheeseman’s friendship and support for Peter Cropper and the Lindsay Quartet, through to our current programming partnership which includes a joint Keele Concerts Society and New Vic Theatre concert each January.

So it’s a privilege to take up the role of President for the 2016/17 series in celebration of our organisations’ long-standing and successful musical partnership. 

This year’s programme once again offers a wonderfully diverse mix of the highest quality performances. Highlights of the season include Fretwork with their exploration of Sir Francis Drake’s Journey with The World Encompassed and the Maria Camahort Quintet who will present an evening of music by Spanish composers. 

I am honoured to be joining you as President for this series and look forward to welcoming you to Society concerts over the coming months.

Fiona Wallace
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NEW VIC THEATRE