Banbury Operatic Society announces new patron
The Banbury Operatic Society has announced Sir Tony Baldry as its new patron.
The position became vacant following the sad death in 2020 of Tony Brace, who held the post for many years.
In accepting the post Sir Tony Baldry said: “I am honoured to become Patron of BOS. Over the years I have enjoyed many BOS productions.
"Tony Brace was a fine public servant and a good Banburian and will, I know, have set a high standard as BOS Patron for me to follow.”
He added that he looked forward to supporting both BOS and its youth arm, Youth of Banbury Opeartic Society (YOBOS), in continuing to grow, thrive and provide high quality musical theatre of all kinds to the people in Banbury and the surrounding area.
BOS Chair Jonathan Rubery said: “We are very pleased to welcome Sir Tony Baldry into the BOS family in this special, its 60th anniversary year.
"We have many plans to mark this milestone, which currently of course are somewhat fluid, but full details will be forthcoming.
"It is well known that Sir Tony Baldry has ‘trodden the boards’ in, among others, the St. Mary’s variety concerts, so all parties consider this to be a ‘perfect match!’"