Sad News – Stan Vanlint a long serving violinist has passed away.

It was with great sadness that we learnt that Stan Vanlint passed away on Monday, 17 January 2022 at the age of 92.

Stan was an enthusiastic and long standing member of the Second Violins. He joined in 1982 and his last concert was in 2016, when he decided to leave for health issues. Stan was also a committee member for some years. Not only did he love the violin but, as a skilled craftsman, he used to make his own violins. He ran evening classes where a number of orchestra members learnt the craft and went on play them. Stan was always supportive and welcoming to new members.

Here is a photo of Stan, front row, in the middle. Taken at the ‘Bell’ School Upminster, where we rehearsed for many years. (June 2010).

He will be sadly missed.

The Orchestra at the 'Bell' School June 2010
The Orchestra at the ‘Bell’ School June 2010