My background is as a singer and stage director in opera and new contemporary music theatre and the Brighton Choir is the first and only choir I conduct regularly – but building this new singing community in the heart of Brighton has brought me endless joy. I’ve done a huge amount of work with community groups both finding and exploring our voices. I’ve witnessed first hand the transformative power of music to help us feel connected with ourselves, to cultivate happiness and reinforce community for all those who get to take part in it. I know I personally never feel more alive than when I am making music with others and the Brighton choir is bursting with this same vibrancy.
Our little seaside choir live by a couple of vital mantras:
1) If we’re not having fun, we’re doing it wrong
2) If in doubt, dance.
And these two principles sum up our choir's personality beautifully. It has been such a joy to create the Brighton choir together with our singers and watch its identity unfold. I learn from the choir every time I work with them: they help me become a better conductor and music leader and their enthusiasm, commitment and passion makes me hugely proud to stand and sing with them each week.