If you have attended one of our recent Christmas events, you may already know that our Musical Director, Howard Wilkie, has decided to accept a new challenge on the Isle of Wight and is therefore passing on the baton to our Assistant Musical Director, Lucy Goldberg.
We are eternally grateful for the three and a half years during which he has led the Sussex Gruffs and the work he has put in to improve the quality of our performances. We shall miss him enormously. Howard had been commuting weekly from the Isle of Wight and will now be free from the transport problems associated with IoW ferries and Southern Railway trains
Lucy Goldberg has been playing the piano since the age of six, and has taken all the graded exams for both classical and jazz. She is also a classically trained singer. Lucy works as a solo pianist in care homes, and performs at a wide range of venues for a variety of events and special occasions. She is also an accompanist for choirs, solo performers and musical theatre groups.
Lucy became an occasional accompanist for the Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir around 2016, and remained involved with them on this basis until the summer of 2019, when she was asked to conduct their performance at Sussex Prairie Garden.
Following a period of time as the choir’s assistant musical director, Lucy became their full-time MD at the start of 2020. She is looking forward to tackling new music with the choir, putting on some great performances over the months ahead and, most importantly, helping to spread the joy of music to the wider community!
The Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir has helped to raise significant amounts of money to promote venues or organisations.
We have also sung at Weddings and other types of celebrations and are available for performances throughout the Sussex area.
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