Richard Baker OBE - Vice President of the Watford Philharmonic Society

Richard Baker OBE – Vice President

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Our Vice-President – Richard Baker OBE With sadness we have learned that Richard Baker has died, aged 93. Most will remember Richard as a consummate radio and TV broadcaster. He was the BBC news anchor man for many years and a regular commentator, covering big national events. A keen music lover, Richard frequently presented the BBC Proms concerts and was a long-standing contributor to popular radio and TV shows of a musical nature such as These You Have Loved and the panel game Face the Music.

A former resident of Radlett, Richard happily accepted our invitation several years ago to become the Society’s Vice-President. He contributed to some of our concert programmes as compère or narrator, most recently appearing with us in our Christmas concert of 2009, as the narrator in John Rutter’s musical fable Brother Heinrich’s Christmas. We will be writing to Richard’s family to express our condolences. Judy Newton-Davies