The new man in the hot seat is Aidan Oliver, who has has been Acting Chorus Master for the past month.
Aidan, 43, is founding director of Philharmonia Voices, a professional choir that works with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen. He is also director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, which will involve some shuttling up the train schedules.
Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director of Glyndebourne, said: ‘We’re delighted to have made this appointment. The Glyndebourne Chorus enjoys an international reputation for excellence and Aidan’s pedigree and experience as a chorus director makes him the ideal person to guide the ensemble in to the future.’
Let’s hope so. The last chap departed abruptly and is seeking compensation.