Singing is my life. Since leading community choirs and singing groups I’ve realised that singing brings meaning to people’s lives and can be a great healer. It’s a real joy to be able to led people in song, either in a regular weekly choir or a workshops. I teach folk songs from around the globe in harmony. I embrace the chaos that exists when a group of people come together to sing, as through chaos comes creativity and musicality.
Performance for me is about sharing the songs, the stories, the meaning and the joy with others, and by doing so, inspiring more people to sing.
Current community choirs:
- Southsea Community Choir
- Haslemere Community Choir
- Squally Shower/Blokes Sing
- Sing for Water Portsmouth (co-led with Gill Grech)
- Hayling Huffers (Singing for people with lung disease)
Trained by Frankie Armstrong 2007
Over the years the choirs have performed at various events and festivals in and around Portsmouth. Main highlight is our annual performance at the Wickham Festival. Special events at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Boathouse 4 and Royal Naval Museum. Appearances at Portsmouth Guildhall and The New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and featured on the Radio 3 programme ‘The Choir’.
Offers one-to-one tuition for anyone who wants help finding their voice.
Other community work includes Circle Dance & seated circle dance for dementia.
Performs as part of a duo to bring music and singing into care homes, hospital and hospice settings.
Vocalist & violinist performing swing, jazz, comedy songs & music hall.
Attend circle dance and member of Mary Rose Royal George street dance.
Trained illustrator and printmaker.
Celebrant (non-religious) for wedding blessings and namings.