Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir
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. Although live rehearsals had to be suspended mid-March due to the pandemic, Lucy ran a total of 225 Zoom sessions for the Choir, from April 2020 through until the end of July 2021. Now that live rehearsals have recommenced, 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!
This summer, Lucy was interviewed by UK choir director and vocal coach Russell Scott, for his choir podcast show. Click on the link is below if you'd like to listen to her talking about the Gruffs and her other choir. - Lucy's Podcast Interview.
Jenny has played the piano since childhood and, having passed all the graded exams, gained her LRAM diploma in 1985. She has had the pleasure of being the accompanist for the Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir for many years, including accompanying them at the Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival and on a weekend tour to the Isle of Wight.
She also works as the regular accompanist for the Terry Clough Choir ( a mixed choir based in Ferring), and the Pleasure Singers, ( under the leadership of Jon Openshaw) who are a Ladies choir based in Horsham. She has accompanied the Songbirds Choir on several occasions. She is actively involved in the church music at All Saints Church, Findon Valley. As a soloist she has performed many piano concertos with Lancing Orchestral Society and has organised and performed recitals with her violinist daughter, Heather, in aid of charities.
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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