How did you get to be a THSH Tour Guide?
I have long been interested in local history, and belong to, and work at two museums nearby. Throughout my four years working at THSH, I have been fascinated by the stories of both of our halls and have taken every opportunity I can to show them off and talk about them to members of the public. When the opportunity came up to join the tour guide team, I jumped at the chance.
What do you particularly like about Town Hall?
The two halls are very different, yet their histories are intertwined. Town has such a rich and varied past - has seen so many important events, plus its stunning Grade One architecture is a joy.
What do you particularly like about Symphony Hall?
Symphony is the opposite end of the scale; light, airy, modern - yet it is the technology involved in its building that makes it so special, and one of the top halls in the world.
What is your favourite memory of working at THSH?
The halls have provided so many memories over the years - too numerous to mention. But when everything comes together - audience leave beaming, artistes thrilled by their performance and having the opportunity to play such fabulous venues - those are what make the job worthwhile and leave lasting memories
Do you have preferred type of music, a conductor or genre?
We promote so many great artistes from all genres; it is difficult to pick a favourite. However, I will always maintain that seeing one of the world’s greatest orchestras (The CBSO) in one of the world’s greatest concert halls, cannot be beaten. And Mirga is so dynamic and very exciting to watch.