Sophie has just come on board as our newest choir leader and we're so happy to introduce you all to her. Sophie leads our daytime choir session St Stephen's Church, Enfield.
In addition to this new role, Sophie is the Co-Director of Vocally Sound Music Ltd and she loves absolutely anything to do with singing! Her favourite element of working with choirs is bringing all the different parts/harmonies together and creating one beautiful sound.
"With over 20 years of experience singing with Gospel and Choral choirs, and over 10 years of working with choirs, I am really looking forward to starting this new group, and to meeting lots of new members. I can't wait to help The Big Choir raise more money for the Francis Crick Institute through CRUK"
I am excited to be joining the team this new year; having watched the Big Choir perform with excitement and enthusiasm for what they’re doing; it felt like an experience that I wanted to share in.
Singing and being given amazing opportunities to join groups and choirs that I highly respected from a very early age I decided In 2005 to start a music agency called Vocally Sound with a focus on training up young singers and musicians and providing them with opportunities to work and perform. I’m proud to see many of them now with successful music careers going from strength to strength.
More recently I took a music sabbatical and focused on developing my skills as a Holistic Therapist. Treating clients with anxiety, depression, general ill health and sometimes cancer. I am now focused on continuing to develop my music and holistic therapy alongside each other. Joining The Big Choir is a step towards doing that; teaching and performing music with a focus on helping to heal.
Music has always been a central part of my life. I graduated from City University with a degree in Music and have a background in Orchestral and Arts Management, alongside my pursuits as a freelance performer and teacher. I have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of organisations such as The Philharmonia Orchestra, Bach to Baby, and The John Lewis Partnership, and have been fortunate enough to perform in some of London’s most prestigious concert venues including Cadogan Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, and The Royal Albert Hall.
The ethos and mission of The Big Choir resonates hugely, and the opportunity to bring music-making, friendship, and fundraising together was the perfect combination. My first instrument is the violin but I have always loved singing and am very much looking forward to leading the East Finchley branch of The Big Choir from January 2019.