INDIGO Arts’ O25 Community Singers have launched a search for a new leader, as their current director, founder member Malcolm Carlton, steps down.
Malcolm set up Indigo Arts with projects director Cathy Moss in 2001 to secure a sustainable future for their flagship singing project, Musicmaker.
So began a career with the charity which has lasted 16 years, and kept him busy working musically with singers and performers aged from four to 80.
He and Cathy set up O25 five years ago at the behest of parents, colleagues, and members who had reached the grand old age of 25 and were fed up with the ‘young people’ having all the fun.
Under his leadership the group of 30 plus singers has gone from strength to strength, establishing a great reputation for community performance in the town, as well as enjoying their own sell-out shows, and singing with other Indigo performers as part of the organisation’s Pop Up Venue initiative in the Kingfisher Centre.
Musician and composer Malcolm, now in his 80th year, is now taking a well earned break to concentrate on more of his own musical projects.
“Doubtless he will continue to be on hand to lend advice to the charity,” said Cathy.
“He will be very much missed as the man behind Indigo’s very strong musical reputation, and we are absolutely determined to continue to honour his legacy.”
Anyone interested in the role, which will be offered as a freelance position, should contact Cathy on [email protected] for further details, within the next two weeks.