Malcolm has been a Penrith Harmony and BHA member since 2013 and during that time has been an indispensable member of the Club/Chorus.
He is always quick to volunteer when support is needed for a special event whether on Club or Regional level.
Sensitive to the needs of individuals and the collective, Malcolm offers wise counsel and feedback on performances and events and how we engage with the community and each other.
An advocate for maintenance of health and wellbeing, Malcolm is passionate about the benefits that singing in a men’s group brings to mental health.
This year Malcolm was instrumental in developing what is now known as “The Penrith Harmony Manifesto”, a statement of the Club/Chorus vision, purpose and beliefs along with its underlying values and guiding principles.
Malcolm virtually created a new role in the Club - International liaison officer, having represented Penrith Harmony at several Barbershop Chorus rehearsals across the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Japan.
In recognition of his special affinity with member matters, Malcolm was recently offered the important dual role of Membership Manager and Vice President which he has accepted with enthusiasm.
Richard has been a BHA member only since July 2014 and in that time he has proved to be an invaluable asset to the Club. Richard is an accomplished musician and entertainer by profession and brings a wealth of experience and skill in music, great humour and a caring attitude. A master communicator, Richard often provides impartial feedback to the Chorus regarding the quality of their sound and presentation. He has given vast amounts of time and expertise in audio technology to create learning and promotional tracks for the use of the members and was instrumental in the Chorus acquisition of audio equipment for use in public performances.