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Our longest serving professional leader, Rita French, will be retiring at the end of the 2020-21 season, after nearly 40 years in the role and an association with the orchestra going back to the 1960s.  

The WPO has now launched its application process for a new professional leader, for appointment from the start of (or during) the 2022-23 season.  

The deadline for applications is Monday 31st May 2021, with auditions and interviews taking place from September 2021.

Please view the PDF below for further details.