We are singing in the new year with revolutionary rhythms and power-to-the-people ballads of hope, community and resilience!
Having just celebrated 20 years of choral shenanigans and harmonic hijinks, 2019 sees us leaping into an exciting collaboration with folk activist Grace Petrie, leading towards a gig at the Sallis Benney Theatre in the University of Brighton on Sunday, March 31st.
Hullabaloo Collaboration with Folk Singer Grace Petrie
Grace Petrie, who had a sold-out gig at Brighton’s Komedia this October is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester. Grace Petrie sings about serious subjects; austerity, equality, religion with wit, warmth and hope. Her most recent track Black Tie is furiously funny, lively, loving, and hopeful. It’s an anthem to the positive, life-changing possibilities of protest songs – an area very close to the collective Hullabaloo heart.
Deborah Frances-White sums up Grace Petrie best in The Observer – ‘She’s the urgent, pulsing, compassionate talent this world desperately needs.’
“My job is to remind people that there are others who share their vision for society and share their passion for making it a better place” Grace Petrie, Viva Magazine, October 2018
Grace’s clever and poignant music strikes a chord with young people, many of whom are currently suffering the effects of austerity and prejudice, a situation all too common across our city.
Free Choir Places Available
Hullabaloo’s outreach programme, has limited free places to offer to young adults who are financially disadvantaged. These are offered on a first come first served basis, so do get in touch as soon as you can!
Choir is Open, Come and Sing with Us!
Our next Open Sessions take place on 7th and 14th January 2019 18:45 – 21:30 at Brighton and Hove High School on Montpelier Road, BNI 3AT. We are a totally open access choir, and the venue is accessible for all. No experience is necessary, and there is no need to be able to read music. Everyone is welcome to join, whether they’re seasoned songsters or curious crooners!