Who We Are
The East Coast Churches and Community (ECCCMF) was founded in 2008 and has grown to become a major event in the East Coast Calendar. We are a registered charity and are a community based organisation working with community and church organisations, schools, local authority music services, private music teachers, singing and choral societies to provide opportunities for public performances and to enhance life-style opportunities for all ages through the Arts and especially music making.
We attract people from the East, West, North Ridings of Yorkshire , the cities of Hull and York and North Lincolnshire with over 300 people taking part with an age range from 8 to 80+. Our area of influence grows with each year.
Our activities are centred on the town of Bridlington and the surrounding region.
We enjoy the support of local organisations including:
The Music Services of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the North Riding of Yorkshire Council, The City of Hull, Bridlington Town Council and the East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd, Hull Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverley Chamber Music Festival, Hornsea Music Society, Friends of the East Riding Youth Orchestras, Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, The Universities of Hull, Leeds, Leeds College of Music, Local Primary and Secondary Schools and Colleges throughout the region, First Tutors, Bridlington and East Wolds Lions Clubs, Bridlington U3A, Yorkshire Coast Festivals Association, and over 15 churches of all denominations throughout the region.
We have Trustees charged with overseeing the management of the organisation. Membership of the organisation is open to all who subscribe to our objectives and payment of a small annual membership fee.
(Contact: Festival Director for further information firstname.lastname@example.org. Mobile 07967648566).
To develop and advance lifestyle and leisure time enhancement opportunities, capacities, capabilities and skills, through the organisation public concerts, education and training events and social interaction and co-operation between Local Authority Music and Arts departments, Schools, community and church based groups for the benefit of the individual and social groups of all ages.
In so doing obtain the widest public interest in financial support for the Objectives of the Association.
The Charity Trustees will seek to advance the charity’s objectives in such ways as they think fit including by Promoting, organising and developing:
An annual competition to improve the performance skills of musicians
A festival of Choirs and Voices open to all age groups
Public performance opportunities for schools to demonstrate the collective abilities of their students
A community choir drawn from local church based organisations
Training programmes including Master Classes
Any similar events as seems fit by the management committee.