Stephen and Jackie Newbould receiving the Leslie Boosey Award for BCMG Artistic Director & Executive Producer – for BCMG’s contribution to British contemporary music

Stephen and Jackie Newbould to leave Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at the end of 2015/16 season

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A full press release and associated images can be downloaded using the links in the right column.

Stephen Newbould, Artistic Director of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Jackie Newbould, the ensemble’s Executive Producer, have decided to stand down from their roles at the end of BCMG’s 2015/16 season (in summer 2016).

Stephen helped launch BCMG in 1987 and became the ensemble’s Artistic Director in 2001. Jackie was also a founding member of the BCMG team, and has overseen BCMG productions and management from the beginning as its first Administrator, then as General Manager and most recently, as Executive Producer.

Stephen Newbould comments:
“By summer 2016, Jackie and I will have led the BCMG team for 15 years, having been part of this exhilarating enterprise for over 25, and the time feels right to pass on our respective batons. We told the BCMG Board of our decision last summer. It has been a privilege and joy working with BCMG’s passionate, committed musicians and with so many wonderful composers and artists, bringing new music to our ever-enquiring audiences. Though it will be a huge wrench to leave our remarkable colleagues, as we move on to our next challenge we will be excited to watch the future development of a company we love and admire.”

Jackie Newbould comments:
“As the years have raced by, I have become joyfully aware that this must be one of the best arts jobs in the country and I am lucky not only to have had it, but to have had so much fun and so many invigorating experiences in doing it. It’s an immense privilege to have been part of BCMG, working with such treasured performing artists, composers, management, board and audiences since the Group’s beginnings. I am looking forward to our final season with relish and celebration, and then to the leap onto the next mountain for another view.”

Further press information from:
Sophie Cohen on 020 7428 9850 / 07711 551 787 / sophiecohen@blueyonder.co.uk

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