Eye Bach Choir is a registered charity whose objective is to advance, improve, develop, and maintain public education in, and appreciation of music, particularly choral music, in all its aspects by the presentation of public choral and orchestral recitals and concerts.
Eye Bach Choir is a music group open to all, subject to its membership criteria (see below).
Eye Bach Choir aims to:
- treat our members, volunteers and supporters equally regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation
- promote an inclusive, open and supportive environment for our members and potential members within the membership criteria
- ensure no individual wishing to volunteer or work for (including on a freelance basis) Eye Bach Choir will receive less favourable treatment or is disadvantaged by the characteristics set out in our aims
- provide Eye Bach Choir members and volunteers with the overarching principles which guide our approach to equality and diversity
Inclusion and respect
Eye Bach Choir is committed to treating all people with dignity and respect, valuing the diversity of all and to eliminating all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
The Committee together with the Director of Music is responsible for the procedure and criteria for the admission of members to the Choir.
Eye Bach Choir aims to use venues that are accessible to all for rehearsals, concerts and any other activities it undertakes.
Dealing with complaints
If anyone feels that they have been discriminated against or harassed the Committee will investigate the complaint thoroughly. If the complaint is against a committee member that member will not take any part in conducting the investigation.
If the complaint is against a particular individual, that person will have the opportunity to express their point of view with a friend present. The person making the complaint will also have this opportunity.
If a complaint is found against Eye Bach Choir as a whole the Committee must work to ensure that such discrimination is not repeated in future and must inform members of how they propose to do this.
Eye Bach Choir will support people who feel they have been harassed or discriminated against and will not victimise or treat them less well because they have raised this.
This policy and the way in which it operates will be reviewed every 2 years.