• Polyphonic Protest | 31 March 2019 | Rehearsal
  • Polyphonic Protest | 31 March 2019 | With Grace Petrie
  • Polyphonic Protest | 31 March 2019 | With Grace Petrie
  • Polyphonic Protest | 31 March 2019
  • Polyphonic Protest | 31 March 2019
  • Polyphonic Protest | 31 March 2019
  • Polyphonic Protest | 31 March 2019 | MD KM

Hullabaloo had an amazing Spring Term 2019 working on protest songs which we performed at our SOLD OUT end of term concert, on 31 March 2019, at the Sallis Benney Theatre in Brighton.

The choir dressed to impressed, in Fantasy Prom theme, inspired by Grace’s song, Black Tie: everyone found their fit!

We all loved the fabulous collaboration with folk singer and activist Grace Petrie. Our MD, Kirsty Martin, arranged four of Grace’s songs as part of the Great Grace/HullaCollab which Hullabaloo performed on stage with Grace: Ivy, Black Tie, Fire in your Heart and Tom Paine’s Bones.

We also sang two songs from Kirsty Martin’s new collection The Revolution will be Harmonised: Common Ground, and Poison Tree. Her song Common Ground included words from the poem For Love by Dorothy Oger, which was beautifully read at the concert by choir member Marina.


The choir also sang Singing for Our Lives (Holly Near); Citizen Shanty (Boff Whalley/Commoners Choir); Sister Rosetta (Val Regan) and All Will Be Well (Julian of Norwich, with additional Words from Kirsty Martin, Music by Juliet Prager).


The concert featured live action poetry from Performance Poet Michael James Parker. The multi-talented Sue Tyhurst was our MC for the night.

Michael James Parker in action!
Kirsty, Grace & Sue too!



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Polyphonic Protest | 31 March 2019 | With Grace Petrie
Polyphonic Protest | 31 March 2019 | With Grace Petrie

Read: Brighton choir Hullabaloo reaches out into 2019 with folk singer Grace Petrie