7th April 2019
For immediate release.
After nine fantastic and successful years, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is saying farewell to Marc Yarrow. Marc’s tenure with the Chorus, first as Musical Director, then Artistic Director, started in 2010.
During his time as the musical lead for BrightonGMC the Chorus has grown in number and developed in reputation and professionalism. Working with a talented team of professional musicians and a dedicated membership, Marc introduced the Chorus to a wide repertoire leading them in many successful performances at a wide variety of venues, including the Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Theatre Royal and the London Palladium. And under Marc’s musical leadership the Chorus has represented the UK in the international music festival Various Voices in Ireland and in Germany and won the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition in 2013.
The Trustees of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus extend their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to Marc for his contribution to the Chorus over the years. They wish Marc the best for his future endeavours and they will follow his career with pride knowing that the Chorus helped him in his formative years.
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
ABOUT BRIGHTON GAY MEN’S CHORUS
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was established in January 2005 and has about 100 members. It provides a space where people can celebrate music, enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded people and contribute to the local communities it’s a part of.
The Chorus has three guiding principles, their “Three S’s”:
- Singing – the celebration of life and music through male voice harmonies;
- Socialising – using this activity to develop social bonds that help people to feel connected with a sometimes lonely world; and
- Support – to be there for each other – both collectively and individually – when the chips are down, and to be there for the communities in which the chorus operates, too.
The Chorus is a registered charity, no. 1171020, with 3 key charitable objectives:
- To promote public education by the study, practice and public performance of choral music; and to assist other charitable causes.
- For the public benefit to advance and promote the education of gay and gay-friendly men in Brighton and Hove in the subject of choral music, its study, practice and performance.
- The promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, in particular but not exclusively by raising public awareness of discrimination towards and issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, and in such other ways as are exclusively charitable as the trustees may from time to time determine.