Saturday, June 16, 2007

A Dame at last

Following on a previous post where I expressed surprise that she has not yet been honoured in this way, I was delighted this morning to see that Emma Kirkby has finally become Dame Emma in the queen`s birthday honours list! Given her huge contribution to music-making in this country it seems long overdue. Let`s hope that other long overdue event, the Motu Proprio will follow soon. Congratulations to Dame Emma!


Anonymous said...

Whatever next!A Mortu Proprio, or even the four horsemen of the Apocalypse ?

Alnwickian said...

A richly deserved honour for a singer highly regarded in the performance of early music.

Dame Emma is not my type of singer, but she did once feature on a Handel recording with Dame Joan Sutherland - my favourite singer of all.