The Three Choirs Festival has appointed a new Association Vice-Chair to their Board of Trustees, amidst planning for their 2021 summer festival from 24th July – 1st August in Worcester. Naomi Belshaw takes over as Association Vice-Chair from Clare Wichbold who is stepping down from the board, after being involved with the festival for over thirty years.
Naomi joins Three Choirs ahead of the festival’s return to Worcester in the summer of 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival did not take place in 2020, the first time it had been forced to cancel since World War II. After a challenging year, the festival is now looking ahead to a hopeful future; planning is underway for this summer’s festival and programme details are due to be released in the coming weeks.
Dr Alexis Paterson, Three Choirs Festival Chief Executive, said: ‘I’m delighted that Naomi is joining our board and know that her expertise will expand on and complement the skills of our existing directors. While this is a difficult time for all arts organisations, Naomi joins Three Choirs at a crucial point in our development and I look forward to working with her as we plan for an exciting future.’