Over the past 5 years choir leading has become an important and joyful part of my portfolio career.
My ethos is always to instil confidence, facilitate a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, and create results that are greater than the sum of individua parts. And, of course, to have fun in the process!
I have been leading office choirs for Music in Offices for nearly 5 years, including for Standard Chartered Bank (ongoing), Ashurst LLP (ongoing), A+E TV Networks and Lewisham Homes.
I also co-lead the Globe Theatre and Tate joint staff choir, most recently directing them in a performance as part of Concert for Winter 2019 on the Globe Theatre main stage; a project for which I was also Musical Director.
I have also run one-off and cover choir sessions for The Guardian, Channel 4 and the NHS, and am the official Deputy Choir Leader for the Mind and Soul Choir.
Photo credit: Peter Le May
What choir members say:
'I really love that feeling at the moment when we get harmonised - I call it 'choir magic'. I just cannot stop myself smiling..'
First and foremost singing is fun. It is energising and stimulating so a good way to unwind...'
'It gives us all self-confidence and we support each other... Above all we are learning to listen and to live in the moment'.