We were very saddened to read of the passing of one of Portsmouth Festivities patrons, Raymond Leppard CBE.
Raymond had an extensive music career, as a conductor and director of many orchestras and operas, and co-founding the English Chamber Orchestra, with him receiving his CBE in 1983.
Upon the beginning year of Portsmouth Festivities in 2000, Raymond was invited to become a Patron which he gladly accepted.
Our thoughts go out to Raymond’s husband Jack, family and friends.
Article written by The Daily Telegraph