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First female Master of the Queen's Music in the UK

Location: England, United Kingdom

First woman to be appointed as Master of the Queen’s Music

Southampton Choral Society would like to highlight the appointment of Judith Weir as the first female Master of the Queen’s Music, and express our support for the advancement and increased visibility of women in all spheres of classical music. There are still very few performances and recordings of the many fine works by women composers from the medieval period to the present day, and hardly any women who hold important posts, so this appointment is a very positive step towards rectifying this situation.

The article linked to below was written by Jessica Duchen for the Guardian, Sunday 29th June 2014.

Peter Gambie
Southampton Choral Society