Last Boston concert for Roy

Roy Phillips
Roy Phillips

A well-known Boston musician will be conducting his last concert with the Boston Orchestra on Saturday.

Roy Phillips will be performing with the group at The Church of St Mary The Virgin, in Frampton, from 7.30pm.

St Mary The Virgin church, Frampton.

St Mary The Virgin church, Frampton.

It will be his last performance in the area as he and his wife are moving to Chesterfield to be nearer their family.

A spokesman for the orchestra said: “Boston will have lost, and Chesterfield gained, a very accomplished musician.”

Roy has been with the orchestra since 1970, when it was known as the South Lincs Chamber Orchestra.

At the time he was first appointed conductor.

Roy directed the group for 12 years until 
other commitments forced him to resign, however, he rejoined in recent years to play in the cello section and three years ago took the baton up again.

Roy has worked for the Lincolnshire Music Service for a number of years 
as a teacher of piano and 
cello.

In his spare time he was often called on as a piano accompanist and played 
cello in a number of local groups.

He has also been the rehearsal accompanist for Boston Choral Society for more than 20 years.

Roy also enjoys playing the organ and has played at regular services at Wyberton Church.

The church is based in Church End, in the village.