New Seat of Learning tribute to Doctor of Music

Posted by er134 at May 01, 2015 11:55 AM |
Engelbert Humperdinck recognised by fan base with gift to University of Leicester Library

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 1 May 2015

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Fans of Engelbert Humperdinck have honoured his 50 years in the music industry by sponsoring a reader's chair for the award-winning University of Leicester Library.

Members of the 'Engelbert in the UK' fan club are keen to celebrate the singer's tremendous international contribution by making a gift to the University based in his home city of Leicester. Engelbert was honoured by the University of Leicester in 2006 when he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music.

The chair will be placed on the top floor of the Library where two other chairs - donated to mark Engelbert's 40 and 45 years in the industry -are already located.

Mrs Audrey Taylor, secretary from the Engelbert in the UK fan club said:  "It is a pleasure once again to make a donation of a chair to the University Library in Engelbert's celebration of 50 years in the music industry.  The funds raised to purchase this chair have been made from the sale of items from fan collections that have passed away in recent years.  So Engelbert just remember when you look into the wings who do you see?”

University Librarian Caroline Taylor said: "We’re delighted that members of the Engelbert in the UK fan club have chosen to sponsor a third Library chair in honour of Engelbert Humperdinck's amazing 50 years in the music industry. This will be a source of pride and inspiration to the many generations of students who will use the chairs over the coming years."

The Vitra's Visavis 2 chair was selected in consultation with the University's students - not only is this a design classic, but it is also very comfortable for long periods of study.

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