Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus elects new Chairman and Vice-Chairman

Graham Robson October 16, 2020

Paul Charlton & Nick Ford. CREDIT: Nick Ford Photography.

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC), one of the largest of Brighton & Hove’s 31 local choirs, choruses and choral societies, and the largest gay male voice choir outside London, has announced that Nick Ford has been elected as its new Chair, with Paul Charlton elected as Vice-Chair.

Nick Ford spoke about his new role: “Being elected as Chair of BGMC is a real honour. Being Brighton born and bred, I feel it’s a real privilege to be able to be involved in our local community in such a positive way. Lockdown has been a challenge for our organisation with limitations on rehearsing and performing in real life. It’s not all about performing and socialising, although we all miss it! 

“We pride ourselves on supporting our membership and the wider community. This is even more important given the current health crisis. We have welcomed new members joining during lockdown which is really encouraging and are looking into returning to ‘in person’ rehearsals in a Covid-secure way. Our main focus will be preparing something alternative for Christmas to share with our supporters and friends.” 

The chorus would like to thank the outgoing Chairman, Vaughan Leyshon, and Vice-Chair, Peter Allinson, for all their hard work over the past three years, having steered the chorus through some significant changes over their tenure, most notably the change of Chorus Director.

The Chorus, a registered charity, raises money for local and national charities and good causes. The Chorus also proudly donated to Brighton Unitarian Church, its usual rehearsal space, to help toward its recent restoration.

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