Choir in the Bull Ring, Wakefield. Part of the Long Division Festival.
What fun we had at the pop up choir in the Bull Ring, as part of Long Division Festival. Lots of smiling faces from participants and passers by.
I have taken over being Musical Director of my old community choir in Wakefield again (after a 3 year break) and re-launched it as Cloud 9. New location, new name, new songs! No auditions, open to anyone who loves to sing whether you have sung in a choir before or not. We love singing uplifting and heartfelt songs from around the world. Welcoming group and lots of laughing. This is VERY good for your wellbeing – both emotional and physical. (Click on poster to enlarge)
Thursdays, 7:30 pm at St Andrews Church (upstairs), Peterson Road, Wakefield WF1 4DX £5 per session.
Song written and conducted by Ali Bullivent and performed by Cloud Nine in honour of Wakefield Nurse, Nellie Spindler. Recorded by Coactive at St. Andrews Church at an event called, ‘Nursing on the Front Line.’
Coming up… 2 pop up choirs/singing workshops in Wakefield.
Fri 31 May 2019, Long Division Festival, Bullring Marquee, 12 noon. Pay as you feel.
Sat 22 June 2019, 2 pm at St Andrews Church, Peterson Road, Wakefield ‘Seaside and Shanties!’ £5
Sing Your Head Off
I am leading weekly Tuesday singing for Lung health sessions in Pontefract Library, 11 am. No charge.
Always delighted to be invited as guest director by other choirs. Fabulous day spent leading songs with singers in Retford in the beautiful town hall.
We had a fantastic afternoon singing workshop in March 2019 , celebrating spring!
International Women’s Day celebrated in style this year (March 2019). What a glorious sound we made at this special workshop!
Guest Director with ‘Saturday Sing’ in Hull for a special Wassail event at Pickering Road Community Orchard, January 2019. I was delighted to also be featured on Look North!
‘Songs of Hope’
I was delighted to organise a Community Choir Celebration, at the National Coal Mining Museum England, on Saturday 8 June 2017.
Choirs involved included: Caphouse Choir (created especially for the occasion); Chechelele from York; Free Range from Leeds; Noteworthy Women from Baildon; Soundsphere (a-Capella trio) from York; and Sheffield Socialist Choir.
Noteworthy Women’s Choir
I was delighted to be Musical Director of the Noteworthy Women Choir in Baildon from 2015 – 2017.
Hull Freedom Chorus
Hull Freedom Chorus singing Ali’s song, ‘Shine Bright’, commissioned by Hull City Arts. This event marks the new illumination of the statue of Hull’s most famous son, William Wilberforce, as part of Hull City of Culture 2017.
Ali is one of the regular Musical Directors for Hull Freedom Chorus and will be leading several projects during City of Culture 2017. Get in touch via their website for details.
Performing with Heartsong and Saturday Singers. A project for International Women’s Day, 2 March 2017, Kardomah94, Hull City Of culture 2017.
Above and below: ‘Conducting Heartsong and Saturday Singers’ at Kardomah94, Hull, March 2017.
‘Hullaballoo!’. A master class in ‘singing for the timid’ at Hull University as part of Hull City of Culture 2017. (Sunday 19 Feb 2017)
Conducting a Mass Choir with dancers and singers in Wakefield Cathedral as part of the One World Concert, Christmas 2013. Original composition ‘Mary Mary’ by Ali.