The Committee

The committee is formed of 3 honorary members, and 3 additional members.

Honorary Chairman: Tony Hawkey
Tony has sung in a number of local choirs, and joined BCC in 1999, under the conductor and opera singer, Neil Jenkins, and has been chairman for most of that time. He is a second bass and has a particular love of baroque music. After a career spanning 25 years as an agricultural engineer, Tony is now an independent broker for timber frame house manufacturers both in the UK and Germany. His wife, Jenni, also sings in BCC, as a first soprano. Contact Tony here.

Honorary Secretary: Tim Cullen
Tim has sung tenor with various choirs in the Brighton area and joined the BCC in 2001 under Paul Brough's baton. After a career as a primary schoolteacher, he now works in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) in Hove. Married to Jane Money, he lives in Pyecombe and each year holds a garden party fundraiser for the choir. Contact Tim here.

Honorary Treasurer: Helen Randall
Helen has been a software developer for the last twenty years and now juggles work life and family life, with her husband and two small children. After a long break from music, Helen joined the choir in early 2015 and took over as Honorary Treasurer later the same year. Contact Helen here.

Clare Bowskill
Clare joined Brighton Chamber Choir as a first soprano in February 2008. She is also director of music at St Mary Magdalen's Church in Brighton. Clare recently studied Gregorian Chant under the tutelage of Dom Daniel Saunier in Solesmes, France. When not singing, she is a freelance video director specializing in corporate films and television promotions.

Bob Tonkiss
Bob is a retired university administrator, prior to which he spent twenty-odd years teaching Classics in Wales, Birmingham and Tunbridge Wells. He has sung in church and other choirs since his early teens and first joined Brighton Chamber Choir in 1998. He is also principal bass soloist in St Bartholomew's Church Choir.

A word from the Chairman

"Firstly, I must say, one of the things I love about BCC is it is a very friendly choir. As a chamber choir, our maximum number is 40, made up of people from all walks of life, and all age groups too, which makes it an exciting place to be.

Thanks to the wonderful guidance and energy of our conductor, Jane Money, we have expanded our musical horizons, year on year, from Early Music all the way through to West Side Story! We are also very fortunate to have a fantastic deputy musical director and accompanist in Tim Nail, who is a talented composer as well.

Please check out other parts of the website for full details."

Tony Hawkey


Election of officials

The AGM provides the opportunity for new blood and fresh ideas. All members stand for re-election and a voting system ensures the choir is well represented.