Glyndebourne’s 2013 community opera, Imago, has won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Award, it was announced last night (13 May).
Imago won the Learning and Participation award which is presented to a project which inspired participation in music-making and created high quality musical experience and understanding.
The only son of Glyndebourne founders John Christie and Audrey Mildmay, Sir George Christie succeeded his father to become Chairman of Glyndebourne in 1958 when he was just 23. He held the position until 1999, during which time he and his wife Mary transformed his family business into the world-renowned opera house it is today.
During his tenure as Chairman, Sir George served on many artistic boards, including the Gulbenkian Foundation, Arts Council England, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.
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