Tuesday, 22 December 2015

In Memoriam: Mrs Celia Burgan

Yorkshire Bach Choir is deeply saddened to learn that Mrs Celia Burgan passed away last week. Celia was a familiar face at concerts attending performances right up to October of this year. She was also an incredibly loyal and supportive patron of the choir. It was her gift that enabled the recording of Bach Mass in B minor with Signum Classics during April 2010.  This recording stands as a permanent legacy of both her generosity and Celia's love of the music we perform.  Last year in honour of everything she has done for the choir we renamed our annual award to young singers as the Celia Burgan Award (she is pictured below with the first recipients of the new award).  She will be greatly missed by us all.  


  1. What a loss - a lovey lady and a great benefactor. I will miss her.

  2. Will YBC be singing at the funeral?