Anne Miller from Horley was made an honorary life member of the Redhill Sinfonia at its AGM.
The honour was in recognition of her contribution to the orchestra and to the wider music life of the area, having been a playing member of the Redhill Sinfonia for a remarkable 65 years.
Anne plays the violin and viola and, in her 65th season with the orchestra, will be playing on the front desk of the violas at the orchestra’s forthcoming concert in the Harlequin, Redhill, on Saturday March 7.
Chairman Mark Welling said: “Anne is an extraordinary person and an inspiration to us all. She is still on top form, co-leading the orchestra’s viola section, even though she has been playing with the orchestra since before most of its members were born!
“We are honoured to have her as our first honorary life member.”
the Redhill Sinfonia is one of the UK’s longest-established amateur orchestras - now in its 124th season.