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Andrew Beaizley

Musical Director: Andy Murray

Andy succeeded our previous MD, Andrew Beaizley, in September 2018.
After gaining a 1st class honours degree in music Andy went into teaching, and was Head of Music at our local Longhill High School in the 1980s. At this time Andy also had a top 20 hit, appearing on BBC 'Top Of The Pops', as well as composing soundtracks for ITV cartoon series 'The Telebugs' and other corporate videos. Andy's wide experience led on to county, national and then consultant government roles in music education. He is a published author, composer and arranger and has always held a special interest in choral singing. 

Brian Kendall

Chairman: Brian Kendall

A clinical microbiologist for 38 years, Brian retired from the NHS and moved to Brighton in 2003 with very little singing experience at all.
He joined the choir in 2010, after hearing them perform in concert, and has greatly enjoyed his experience within the ranks of his baritone colleagues. "It is a lovely feeling, when you discover, at the age of 64, that you can not only sing a tune, but actually sing in harmony as well"
Since retirement, Brian qualified as a Master Photographer; he designed and maintains the current website and also plays the guitar and mandolin.

George Meeten

Vice Chairman: George Meeten

George joined the choir in 1970 after reading an advert for "singers wanted" in the Brighton & Hove Gazette. Originally placed in the Baritone section, George felt as though he was "singing in his stomach" and so joined the Second Tenors, where he stayed for 18 years until moving to his current position in the First Tenor row.
A retired garage owner /mechanic, George is a stalwart choir member and was Chairman for 10 years until superceded by Ted Skinner and now Brian Kendall.

Richard Fletcher

Secretary: Richard Fletcher

Sid Jones

Treasurer: Sid Jones

Before joining the choir my only experience of singing publicly was a few songs in the course of my involvement with Amateur dramatics. I was finally persuaded to join the B.M.V.C by George (the then chairman) on a recruitment drive. Despite my saying "I have never sung with a choir, and I can't read music," George replied "That doesn't matter you will soon pick it up" .... so I thought if all else fails I can always mime.
I was immediately impressed by the friendly welcome I received from a group of singers from all walks of life doing what we all enjoy SINGING, and you know what, George was right I did soon pick it up and now, three years on, yes I'm still learning, but I now belong to the mini concert group and singing solo and enjoying every minute.
So if you like singing why not come along and join us for one of our rehearsal nights.

David Hunt

Events Co-ordinator: David Hunt

David has been with the choir since March 2012, having last thought to sing as a schoolboy.
A Roy Wales inspirational "Messiah" workshop in Rottingdean was to blame for his conversion, together with some encouragement from George and Terry in the choir who were also there recruiting new members.
David has been a medical engineering consultant and teacher and is mad about his wife Lydia, music, wildlife and flora and fauna. He also loves to go a wandering in and around Rottingdean, where he sometimes lives.

Melvyn Simmons

Media Secretary: Melvyn Simmons

I started singing when l was just 9 years old, and sang "O for the Wings of a Dove" at the Royal Albert Hall, solo as boy soprano.
I joined the Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir in the late 80's and then went onto the London Welsh Male Voice Choir, where I have sung for 25 years (although my voice has dropped a couple of octaves since those early days).
Deryk Hannchet, a friend of mine at BWMVC, became the Musical Director of Brighton Male Voice Choir in 1999 and he asked me to join him for one concert ....... I have been singing there ever since.