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Liverpool Echo Article

The Sense of Sound Singers and Liverpool String Quartet collaboration is about to get underway and the Liverpool Echo have featured it in their week ahead commentary. Read the article on the echo website HERE or see below.

Collaboration for Christmas

Sense of Sound is collaborating with the Liverpool String Quartet for two Christmas  concerts.

And in the first, at the Bluecoat this Wednesday, they will be joined by Sense of  Sound’s Up For the Arts Community Choir as well.

A second event takes place over the water in Bebington at the weekend, with the programme  including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, and sing-along carols.

“It’s a really exciting Christmas collaboration between the two critically-acclaimed ensembles,”  says city singer/songwriter Matt Lammin. “It will include traditional carols, original pieces and  arrangements of pieces including The Snowman by Howard Blake.

“This collaboration is a first for both Bluecoat-based groups and it promises to be a wonderful  concert.”

Sense of Sound Singers is a national collective of vocalists whose mission is to push the  boundaries of what can be expected from choirs and a cappella singing.

The exploration of styles and diverse musical genres has seen them collaborating with many  established international artists, including Damon Albarn – who is also a patron, Yoko Ono, Boy  George, Noah and the Whale, Paloma Faith, Martha Wainwright and Imogen Heap.

Meanwhile, the group founded the Up For the Arts Community Choir in September as a direct result of a legacy project called Breathe, in partnership with  Merseyside Dance Initiative, Liverpool Primary Care Trust and Radio Merseyside. Auditions for new members take place in January.

Finally, the Liverpool String Quartet is the resident string quartet at The Bluecoat, thanks to the  support of the violin maker Michael Phoenix. It gives recitals, very often around Europe and especially Spain.

Sense of Sound, the Liverpool String Quartet and Up For The Arts Community Choir are at the Bluecoat on Wednesday at 8pm. Tickets on 0151-702 5324. The Mayer Hall, Bebington, concert is on December 22, at 2.30pm. Tickets on 07969 475673.

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Christmas Collaboration

I have been involved in putting together the Christmas collaboration between Sense of Sound Singers and The Liverpool String Quartet. It is going to be a very special run of festive performances, taking place at three different venues. Rehearsals are sounding fantastic. A summary of each gig is below –


with Sense of Sound Singers, Liverpool String Quartet & Up For The Arts Community Choir

Sense of Sound Singers and the Liverpool String Quartet will be kicking off their run of three Christmas gigs together. This will be at the Bluecoat Arts Centre in Liverpool and will also include songs performed by the Up For The Arts Community Choir .

Tickets are now on sale at The Bluecoat and are £10. In order to book your tickets and or reserve them please call the box office during office hours on 0151 702 5346.


It promises to be a gorgeous Christmas soiree.


with The Liverpool String Quartet & Sense of Sound Singers, Birkenhead High School Academy Choir, Higher Bebington Junior School Choir, Creative Community Choir, Indigo Vibe, Kaboodle Community Choir, The Liverpool Signing Choir and Wirral Grammar School for Boys Choir and special guests MiC Lowry and The Valentine Brothers.

The fifth annual Radio City Cash for Kids Christmas Concert will take place at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on Thursday 19th December at 7pm.

I have been the musical director of this event since the very first one and it is always a very special occasion. It has come to signify the beginning of Christmas for me and many others. To purchase tickets, either call 0151 472 6965 or visit the website –

Cash for Kids Website


with Liverpool String Quartet & Sense of Sound Singers

The Liverpool String Quartet and Sense of Sound Singers complete their Christmas collaboration on Sunday 22nd December at 2.30pm at Mayer Hall in Bebington.

To buy tickets, visit the Liverpool String Quartet website below


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