Choir President – Hugh Carslake


A hugely valued, though perhaps less well-known, role is played by our choir President since 2002, Hugh Carslake.¬† Giving support, making connections and providing wise counsel to the Board of Management as well as chairing Annual General Meetings, he is an important member of the choir ‘team’ and is one of the Trustees of the charity which runs the City of Birmingham Choir.

Hugh Carslake retired in 2017 as a consultant at Shakespeare Martineau Solicitors in Birmingham, specialising in private client work. He is a Trustee of numerous trusts for charities. As well as President of the City of Birmingham Choir, Hugh is also Chairman of the Trustees of the Henry Barber Trust which is the guardian of the art collection at the Barber  Institute of Fine Arts at Birmingham University.