Selly Oak choirmaster jailed

Choirmaster Michael Brewer, from Selly Oak in Birmingham, has been sentenced to six years in jail for sexually abusing an ex pupil.


Brewer used 'powerful position' to groom pupil

Sentencing Michael Brewer, Judge Martin Rudland, sitting at Manchester Crown Court, said he had used his "powerful position" to groom Frances Andrade.

Choirmaster Michael Brewer has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexual assault. Credit: Press Association

"You have had an impressive career but that is now at an end," he said.

"Sadly there is another side to you and it is this. You were, and you may still be, a predatory sex offender. Of that let no-one be in any doubt."


Choirmaster jailed for six years for pupil abuse

A choirmaster who sexually abused a pupil who went on to take her own life during his trial has been jailed for six years.

Michael Brewer arrives at Manchester Crown Court for an earlier hearing. Credit: Press Assocation

Michael Brewer, 68, of Swarthmore Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, was convicted last month of indecently assaulting 48-year-old Frances Andrade when she was an underage student at the prestigious Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.