Dame Ann Murray
The Fourth Choir is delighted to announce that Dame Ann Murray has agreed to become the Choir’s Patron.
Born in Dublin and a graduate of the Royal Manchester College of Music, Dame Ann has spent a lifetime on the international opera stage and is particularly acclaimed for her performances of the great mezzo rôles of Handel, Mozart and Strauss. She has appeared in every major opera house including La Scala Milan, the Paris Opèra, Berlin, Vienna, Chicago and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. She has particularly strong associations with the Royal Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Salzburg Festival and English National Opera and she has sung at both the First and Last Night of the Proms.
Dame Ann has received many awards and honours for her work including being made a Kammersängerin of the Bayerische Staatsoper in 1998 and in 2002 she was appointed an honorary DBE in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Birthday Honours.
Dame Ann says: “I am delighted to become the Fourth Choir’s Patron. I fully support both of the Choir’s charitable objectives which are to increase the public’s knowledge of choral music and to support diversity, with particular reference to the LGBT+ community. I look forward to attending many more Fourth Choir concerts of intriguing repertoire in intriguing venues and of extending my own knowledge of the glorious music that has been written for a cappella choirs over the last eight centuries.”