Management Team changes in September 2021

Opening a new chapter in his career, Manvinder Rattan has been appointed Chief Executive of music education charity The Voices Foundation, and will commence his duties there this coming autumn. As a result, he will be stepping down as our CEO at that time; however, he will continue in his role as Head of Conductor Training, steering our structured programme of learning for choral conductors and vocal leaders.

Congratulating Manvinder on his appointment in a statement issued today (4 June), Miles Wallis-Clarke – SfP’s Chair of Trustees – said: “Manvinder has been a committed and very effective CEO of Sing for Pleasure, having undertaken his own conductor training with the organisation three decades ago. Since then he has inspired many foundation, intermediate and advanced conductors using the techniques that he himself learned from Jim Wild and John Coates, amongst many others… We are very grateful for all that he has done to continue the evolution of Sing for Pleasure whilst ensuring that high standards are maintained in conductor training, events and publications with the support of a highly skilled and experienced Management Team.”

Miles is also pleased to announce that Stephen Gregson has agreed to act as Interim CEO for a year, from September 2021. He added: “Stephen is well known to members of SfP as a conductor, trainer and for his dedicated, insightful and effective chairing of the Trustees for many years during some challenging times. He has broad leadership experience, knowledge of the organisation and the respect of Trustees, Management Team and members. We are very grateful for his sustained commitment to SfP and passion for ensuring its continued success.”

We’re sure you’ll want to join us in sending congratulations and all good wishes to both Manvinder and Stephen.

To read Miles Wallis-Clarke’s full statement on behalf of the Board of Trustees, click here.