Introducing our national executive

The Singacappella Executive in 2009

11 October 2009. This will be remembered as an historic date for Sing a cappella! - and not just because of the retro numeric progression of 11/10/09! On this auspicious date the inaugural General Meeting was held in the boardroom of The Betjeman Arms at St Pancras International station.

A constitution was adopted and a National Executive Committee elected: Jean Digby as Chairman; Bob Bissett, Treasurer; Tom Digby, General Secretary; Belinda Magee, Membership Secretary; Cathy Davies, Events Co-ordinator; Ian Tolley, Website Manager and Kate Bissett, Minutes Secretary. All were current members of the steering group. One vacancy was left unfilled – that of Public Relations & Marketing Officer. If there’s anyone out there who might be interested in filling this important role, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can let you have a job description.

Suzi Digby (no relation – honest!) was adopted as our Honorary President by a unanimous vote.

A motion resolved that individual membership subscriptions would be fixed for the year to the date of the first AGM in October 2010. The rate would be £5, but discounts would be offered against future events to those who subscribe. One of our members present at the meeting, Mick Kett, using his experience as Director of Membership Development of BABS (British Association of Barbershop Singers) made some useful suggestions about membership services. At a meeting of the newly elected National Executive immediately following this General Meeting, a possible scheme for group membership was discussed. A proposal will be put to affiliates before the first AGM in October 2010.

Also at this National Executive meeting, it was resolved to co-opt David Robertson of Serenata as an ordinary member of the NEC.

Update: During 2010, David Robertson left the NEC and was replaced by Angela Evans of Vox Concordia. In 2011 we eventually found someone – for the first time –who would take on the role of PR & Marketing. (Hooray!) Jill Barnes from Just A Cappella had her first NEC meeting on 20 March. So we grew to nine members, representing five a cappella groups.

Rebecca Bird JomSocial Avatar   Website 21.11.2012 (15:43:17)
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Good afternoon,

I am currently working as a volunteer assisting in the organisation of our 4th A Cappella Festival in west Wales.

Whilst I have a passion for singing (and business), I am mindful of not having much experience in organising such an event and ensuring it is enjoyable and memorable for participants and artists alike.

I would very much appreciate any support, links or ideas you feel you can offer to assist me in my quest!

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