New Musical Director for Actually Gay Men’s Chorus

New Musical Director for Actually Gay Men’s Chorus

Actually Gay Men’s Chorus is delighted to welcome Samuel Cousins as their new Musical Director, who with his choral experience and boundless enthusiasm will lead them into an exciting new decade.

After a recruitment process involving the whole Chorus, everyone is very excited about the appointment and eager to start singing together again, following a short break after their successful tenth anniversary show in May.

Samuel is no stranger to AGMC having joined the Chorus earlier this year, primarily to sing but was always keen to be involved with the musical team.

Bringing a wealth of both musical and performing arts experience to the position, Samuel formed, built up and was MD for a 125 strong choir at University of Winchester, he was also MD for Brentwood Operatic society, worked as a vocal tutor, as well as starting the University of Winchester Chamber Orchestra.

With past productions including Guys and Dolls and Jekyll and Hyde under his belt and having arranged for exciting and eclectic musical tastes, Samuel is the perfect fit for Actually Gay Mens Chorus. The Chorus is looking forward to embracing the changes that come with a new MD but the fun, high quality music and essentially the essence of Actually will remain, as will the breadth and challenge that the Chorus and audiences love.

Having accepted the appointment Samuel said, “I am thrilled to be offered this exciting opportunity to work as Musical Director of AGMC and look forward sharing my unresting passion for music with the Chorus, both in regular productions and within the wider LGBT community.”

At a rehearsal this week, Chorus cofounder and Musical Director for the past decade, Jason Pimblett presented his successor with his conductors baton saying, “The Chorus have made an excellent choice with Samuel, I will certainly be in the audience supporting them in the future and wish Samuel every success.”

With a new term starting on Thursday July 7th, Actually Gay Men’s Chorus are now working towards shows for Halloween and Christmas with dates to be announced and looking forward to performing at World Aids Day in December.