DIRECTOR – John Sullivan

Posted on November 9, 2009

Manchester Camerata has a strong team of directors who play a crucial role in guiding the business of the orchestra at a particularly challenging time.  They oversee the development of policy, strategy and operations – underpinning the orchestras sense of purpose and direction. They work closely with the Artistic Team to manage and develop the company helping to make it one of the most exciting and forward thinking music organisations in the country.

     Manchester Camerata Board Director John Sullivan     

Director – Councillor John Sullivan

Member since December 2007 


John’s early musical education took place in Church Choirs & Brass Bands playing as Euphonium Soloist with lots of bands. He was also a Church organist for many years & MD of various bands. 

Graduating from the Northern School of Music July 1972 – + LTCL in Tuba Playing John played as a freelance musician with various orchestras inc. CBSO.

He taught for many years as a peripatetic Brass teacher and later held the Head of Music in a large Comprehensive school. 

John was appointed to Tameside Bench 1999 then elected to TMBC in 2000. He is Chair of Hyde District Assembly & is TMBC Musical & Choral Attaché.  Have since used those positions to try to further the arts (particularly music) by commissioning/sponsoring concerts etc – hence eventual relationship through AGMA with MC. Member of MU.

Married in France in 1981 to Francoise and has one son Ben.


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