Smiling Chris posing with his Ely hero award certificate and trophy in front of a big Ely Hero Awards poster.

Our Artistic Director wins Ely Hero Award

Join us in celebrating the achievements of our artistic director Chris Parsons who, in the past two days, has collected no less than TWO accolades for his work in communities!


⭐ Chris was named Best Music Director 2022 at the Making Music UK Awards for his work with the Bury St Edmunds Friendly Orchestra on Thursday night


⭐ Chris also won the Ely Hero Awards in the Community Champion category on Friday night for being the brilliant artistic director to your favourite arts festival! (That's us, by the way...)

How amazing is that?!


It is well and truly deserved. Chris puts his whole heart in every project and these recognitions couldn't be honouring a kinder person.


Thanks Chris for being awesome!

Chris conducting 300 school children, professional soloists and an orchestra at the Carnival of the Animals concert in Ely Cathedral on 1 July 2022.