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La Folia welcomes new Production and Administration Manager

As La Folia prepares to emerge from a period of hibernation, we are delighted to welcome Cesca Eaton as our new Production and Administration Manager.

Cesca holds a rich and varied portfolio of work within the arts and charity sectors, incorporating film-making, concert management, and running Sussex-based charity Doctors for Nepal. Cesca has extensive experience making documentaries and series for television, including the International Emmy award-winning ‘Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne’ (BBC2) and ‘Angelic Voices: the choristers of Salisbury Cathedral’ (BBC4). Cesca has a particular interest in classical music, having begun her career as a professional singer.

Cesca Eaton, newly-appointed Production and Administration Manager for La Folia, comments:

‘I am extremely pleased to be working with Howard and all at La Folia, and am looking forward to continuing the amazing work that Sue Kent has done over the years. Exciting times ahead.’

La Folia’s recent projects have included Howard Moody’s community opera PUSH, which was performed in St Thomas’s Church in 2018 and told the extraordinary story of a man who escaped from a train bound for Auschwitz. La Folia also produced two ground-breaking ‘Evening Songs‘ services in Salisbury Cathedral in 2019 and 2016, both of which featured original text and music written and sung by students from Exeter House Special School alongside Salisbury Cathedral choristers.

La Folia’s previous General Manager, Sue Kent, retired in July 2020, having run eighty-five projects since taking on the role in 2003. Upon her retirement, she was awarded Wiltshire Music Connect’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music Education Award 2020’ in recognition of her work with La Folia.

John Cox, Chair of Trustees for La Folia, comments:

‘Everyone on the Board is delighted to welcome Cesca in her new role as we look forward to La Folia’s exciting prospects once more.’

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our supporters, La Folia will be relaunching project activity in earnest as soon as social distancing guidelines allow. Click here to receive project and performance updates via email.