Like you, I've been singing since before I could speak
I really believe in the power of collective group singing to transcend cultural boundaries, cultivate joy and connect us all. So, over the years, I've produced countless projects which do just that. Working with people from all walks of life - those who say they can't sing, children, young people, at-risk adults including people who are homeless, refugees and asylum seekers.
This year, I'm curating and producing the Wrenathon, a 2-week festival, culminating in a Vocal Marathon on 24th June which features over ten community choirs performing across City of London churches, in celebration of the architecture of Christopher Wren as part of Wren300 for the Diocese of London.
In 2022, I received Arts Council England funding for a song co-creation project - Covid Song Cycle [working title] - for community choirs, spoken word artists and composer Michael Betteridge; I produced projects with singers from across the UK for performances of About Us for UNBOXED and 59 Productions; and produced Hope for Justice, a interdisciplinary performance by hundreds of school children about climate emergency, written by composer ESKA, poet Cecilia Knapp and choreographer Sarah Golding, for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as part of We Are Lewisham (Borough of Culture).
For four years I ran Southbank Centre's community singing program, Voicelab, and programmed their annual Chorus Festival. In 2019, I curated a series of choirs to sing beneath the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York.