Treasurer is often seen as the Ebenezer Scrooge of the choir and there is some truth in this description. I make sure that we never run out of money in the bank by carefully recording all our income and expenditure and banking all the pennies collected from our kind audience at the concerts, as well as making sure everyone has paid their yearly subs. We have an auditor who checks everything at the end of our financial year and will have corrected what’s gone wrong. We use an online accounting system that connects directly to our bank, making record keeping a light work. I do need to make sure that the Charity Commission has all the correct details about our committee and also submit our end of year accounts to them. Luckily there are a couple of qualified accountants in our choir so help and advice are always at hand!
The Concert Manager is responsible for arranging the choir’s concerts: with the external groups that book the choir to sing for them; with other groups with whom the choir collaborates for an event; and the major venues (such as Reading Arts’ venues) which the choir uses for concerts it arranges itself. As a committee member, I also help organise other events/trips, drawing upon my experience as the Concert Manager and long serving committee/choir member. I am also the choir’s Ticket Manager and am responsible for managing the sales of tickets to the Reading Arts’ venues for the concerts we perform there, as well as having joint oversight of the choir’s online ticket sales through its ticket agency.
I have been in the choir since 1999 and thereforefore sung under all of the choir's Musical Directors. I have held the position of Concert Manager for a number of years during my time in choir.