Street Choirs Festival, Brighton, 2018 – Musical Director

My choir Hullabaloo Quire hosted Street Choirs Festival for the second time in 2018.
Together we chose ‘Citizens of the World’ as our festival theme, a response to the mass displacement of people around the world due to conflict and ecological change and also as a celebration of Brighton as a welcoming place of asylum in troubled times.
For our massed sing song I approached Music in Detention, a charity that brings musicians and immigration detainees together to make music. We chose to perform ‘Human’ and were joined on stage by rapper Marshall Mandiangu from the local music project Audio Active.
This largescale event required me to liaise with 50+ choirs to curate a collective repertoire that would make up a gig at Brighton Dome. I also arranged for there to be guest performers including musicians from the refugee charity Best Foot Music.