Announcement - 27th June 2016
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that my dear wife Karen was admitted to a hospice in Birmingham on Monday June 13, where she passed away, peacefully, in no distress and no pain, at 19:05 in the evening of June 21. I was with her at the end.
Many of you would have been aware of her deteriorating condition – particularly during the first half of the year. She was very positive about the outcome of her illness, almost to the end, though sadly a positive outcome was not to be.
Thank you to so many of you who have supported us over the past twelve months or so.
There will be a small private cremation service next Friday July 1 but later in the year, it is hoped that a concert in celebration of Karen’s life can be arranged, with the proceeds being given to the hospice where Karen spent just those few days, receiving exemplary care and compassionate medication.
Sir Simon Rattle CBE – Chief Conductor Berliner Philharmoniker “This is an excellent initiative – to learn how to give a winning performance.”
Richard Marshall – Principal Cornet Black Dyke Band
“The way Karen can benefit a musician can only be described as superb.”
LM – Professional Musician
“I wish I had been able to have coaching like this at Music College.”
Professional Singer – Royal Opera House
“It’s wonderful to find someone whose help works!”
Tom Storrow – Chair at Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust
“Our clients have found Karen’s artistic background highly relevant to improving their own performance.”