Mike Brewer, suspended artistic director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, appeared in court today in Manchester to be charged with rape of a teenaged pupil at Chethams School 30 years ago.
His ex-wife, Hilary, appeared as a co-defendant. Both were granted bail. They will appear again at Manchester Crown Court on June 28.
The NYCGB said Brewer would contest the charges. BBC report here.
The Daily Mail, for some reason, dumb or malign, headlines Brewer as ‘BBC conductor’.