Sophie Hutchinson

Sophie leads our Thursday night sessions at East Barnet School.  

In addition to this, 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"

Ulrika Bergelind

Ulrika is the musical director at our Notting Hill choir.  She is a professional singer & vocal coach, working with professional singers and complete beginners.  Having years of experience in the industry, alongside a warm, positive and inspirational mindset, Ulrika delivers a unique experience for anyone with the desire to improve their voice.  Her choir rehearsals are so much fun, and she brings out the best in everyone.  You have to experience it to see what we mean.  

As a professional vocalist, Ulrika has worked as a backing vocalist for world famous artists such as James Bay, Imelda May, David Steward (Eurythmics), Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, to name afew.  She has appeared on shows such as The One Show, The Graham Norton Show, Live at the Palladium, BRIT Awards,  BBC Radio 1 Xtra, BBC Radio 2.  She's also performed at Buckingham Palace, The 02, Royal Albert Hall, Isle of Wight Festival, the list goes on.

Vocal coaching credits include, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, I Can See Your Voice, Walk The Line and many more.  Ulrika has a BMus (Hons) in Popular Music Perfomance from London College of Music.

Angela Moikeenah

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.

Sandra McCalla

Sandra is the musical director for our St Albans group.  She has a passion for a wide genre of music. She is musically influenced by great singers such as Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, and Fantasia Burrino to name a few, although her style of delivery is very individual.

Sandra brings a wealth of experience in stage performances (including theatre), gospel choirs, community choirs, recording studios and function bands. One of her highlights include directing the choir who accompanied Mary Wilson (The Supremes) at the 2008 MOBO Awards.

Having directed choirs since the age of 12, Sandra is particularly passionate about community choirs as it brings a sense of togetherness with people from different backgrounds. She enjoys seeing choir members grow in confidence, enjoying a sense of achievement.