Singing Together, THE Original High!
Welcome to my cyber portal! Here you can find out more about what I do, where I do it and with whom! You can tell me about your singing story, and how I might be able to help you on
your creative journey. You can book onto singing workshops, join choirs and also buy my compositions, complete with scores, audio packages and licences, from my shop. Browse the shop
Together Apart is my latest composition. It’s a simple blues song, infused with a reggae rhythm, whose lyrics reflect ‘where we are’ post 2020 – embodying a clarion call to keep the faith and stay strong in these uncertain times. If you’re interested in singing/teaching it do get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to listen to Together Apart.
Looking for a choir to join? I’m running both of my choirs,
Hullabaloo Quire and Raise the Roof Choir, online. You can find out more about each of these by clicking the highlighted text.
If it’s an hour of soul-lifting, spine-tingling music you’re after tune in to
Sponsored by Vox Pop on Radio Reverb. Hullabaloo Quire. Vox Pop is a celebration of our glitteringly diverse and magnificent choral world, here in Brighton and Hove – and beyond!
The show explores why people sing, through the history, science, anthropology and philosophy of community song. There are special guests from the choral world, including other community choirs and fantastic a cappella music from all over the globe, live singing in the studio – and lots more!
here to listen to January’s choral cornucopia of sound. The first Vox Pop show of 2021 kicks off with a fabulous interview with Boff Whalley – song writer for Commoners Choir and founding member of Chumbawamba. Kirsty and Boff chat about the choral projects that got them through 2020, singing about taxidermy, the Santa Claus Army, conducting together in different time zones at the Street Choirs Festival in Brighton in 2018, and clapping – and singing – for the carers.
Unsurprisingly, this month’s show features lots of choral treats from Commoners Choir, as well as a spot of Chumbawamba – and also features music Tribeqa, Electralane, David Bowie, Karine Polwart and Oi Musica, and the interview is generously supported by Bobby McFerrin, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Crass and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir!
February’s Vox Pop will broadcast on
Saturday February 6th
, and Kirsty would like to invite anyone with choral news to
Get In Touch and Tell Her About It!
As Radio Reverb is primarily a local Brighton station, priority will be given to local news BUT, as this year has shown, we can Sing Locally and Zoom Globally, so if you would like a shout out on the February show, please either send her details or, even better,
record her an audio message
MONDAY FEBRUARY 1st
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Singing together is a great social and creative leveller, community singing is good for our mind, body and soul; it supports our respiration, releases endorphins and lowers cortisol, it strengthens bonds and forges new connections and it nurtures our creativity and opens us to rhythm, roots and resonance…singing is our birthright!
Ways you can work with me
I work with community choirs, singing groups, theatre groups and corporations, mainly in the field of a cappella harmony singing, but I also run workshops and courses in group composition, improvisation, singing with cross rhythms and percussion, stagecraft and group movement for simple performance technique. Explore sections below.