British chorus chief is honoured by Berlinmain
Simon Halsey has given 15 years of his life to the Berlin radio chorus, working closely with his ex-Birmingham partner Simon Rattle at the Berlin Philharmonic.
But all good things must end, and Simon’s is ending with the award of the estimable Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn Medal, presented (below) by Berlin’s tieless culture secretary, Tim Renner.
photo © Robert Lehmann
The two Simons are now resuming their double-act at the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.