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Music

I am forever in awe of the power of music to communicate, soothe and unite.  I love ...

  • the energy of voices singing together and the connection you feel playing music collectively, 

  • the way music expresses that which goes beyond words, and

  • watching people start to believe that they too are musical.

Featured Project

Bradford Friendship Choir and the Friendship Opera

In 2016 I started delivering singing sessions at a weekly social event for people who are refugees and those seeking asylum in Bradford. 6 months later a committee was formed and we started the joyful singing sanctuary Bradford Friendship Choir. We now have over 80 members and meet weekly to sing songs of hope, freedom and peace from around the world.  The choir has performed at many high profile events including WOW Festival, The Sage, Newcastle and St Georges Theatre, Bradford.

Last year I was commissioned by Freedom Studios and Skipton Camerata to compose an opera based on a libretto written by Alex Chisholm inspired by members stories of friendships. Despite it being one of my biggest ever musical challenges I loved learning new skills in composing as well as singing together in the performance our own words and stories. A personal highlight in my career to date!

Here is a glimpse at all the music projects I have worked on:

Master in Composition

Masters Degree

 Merit 

2011 - 2014

Leeds People's Choir

Musical Director

Community choir singing
songs of peace, hope and change.

2018 - present

Made With Music

Community Music Practitioner

Delivering music workshops for early years, hospitals and hospices.

2015 - present

Friendship: Opera

Composer

Commissioned to compose an original 15 minute  opera score for Bradford Opera Festival.Inspired by words and stories from members of Bradford Friendship Choir.

2019

Mind The Gap

Community Music Practitioner

Delivering inclusive music workshops for young people with a disability.

2018

Early Years Music Workshops

Community Music Practitioner

Delivering music workshops for early years groups.

2018

Ice Cream: Opera

Community Chorus Leader

Leading the community chorus in an original opera performed at Bradford Arts Festival.

                                          2017

Spring Awakening:
Theatre Production

Musical Director

Production of Spring Awakening by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, with Edge Hill University Performing Arts students.

2014

Open Voices

Wellbeing Choir Leader

Community choir engaging people living with dementia.

2014 - 2018

EP Release

Singer / Songwriter

Second EP release 'Postcards' produced by Toby Davies. 

2014

Music Therapy

Therapeutic Community Musician

Therapeutic music workshops for in-patients at an acute mental health hospital.

2013

Sisterhood Music Collective

Artist & Collaborator

All-female music collaborative performing, producing events and delivering workshops championing women in the music industry 

2017 - present

Bradford Friendship Choir

Musical Director

A joyful singing sanctuary welcoming and supporting refugees and people seeking asylum

2015 - present

The Events: Theatre Production

Musical Director

Production of The Events by David Grieg, music by John Browne, with Edge Hill University- Performing Arts students.

2019

Album Release

Singer / Songwriter

Released a debut album 'Wood for the Trees' produced by Dan Webster

2018

Three: Community Plays

Composer & Performer

Tour of care homes with play inspired by stories of people living with dementia and alzheimers

2018

Junkyard: Theatre Production

Composer & Musical Director

Production of Junkyard by Jack Thorne in which I composed the music. Performed by Edge Hill University Performing Arts students.

2018

Milllside Voices

Community Choir Leader

Leading a community choir for vulnerable people in Bradford.

2017 - 2018

EP Release

Singer / Songwriter

First EP release 'Little Moments' produced by James Straker

2016

Lullaby Lane

Composer & Performer

Commissioned and collaborating with Halfmoon to create a musical theatre production for 3-6 year olds which toured across the UK.

2014-2016

Capeman: Theatre Production

Musical Director

Production of The Capeman by Paul Simon with Edge Hill University Performing Arts students

2013

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