Following Sense of Sound Singers’ successful performances in Hannover last year as part of the Unesco Music City events, we invited Sub 5 to come to Liverpool to perform with us this summer. Sub 5 are a phenomenal vocal quintet and we really enjoyed collaborating with them last year; it was a no-brainer to invite them over to allow audiences over here to witness their spellbinding awesomeness! We organised a three-date mini tour of the local area to make the most of their visit.
On Friday 18th May, we performed a set each in the Lady Chapel at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral as part of Light Night. As always, this special event in Liverpool’s calendar was a runaway success. The room was packed and the audience was so appreciative. The concert finished with a well-deserved standing ovation for Sub 5.
On Saturday 19th May, Jennifer John hosted the very first Liverpool Voices Festival where I was invited to be one of four workshop leaders. It was an fantastic day and having Sub 5 in my workshop was a real bonus!
Sunday 20th May saw us perform two concerts. The first was at The Williamson Art Gallery where the Luminelles hosted both Sense of Sound Singers and Sub 5 in Gallery 4. This was an eclectic programme, finished off with an encore performed by Sub 5.
We then headed off to Chester to perform our final concert together in St Mary’s Creative Space. Here, we performed alongside A Handbag Of Harmonies, the University of Chester Choir and the brand new Proud Mary’s LGBTQ choir. This event was hosted by the amazing Matt Baker.
This incarnation of Sense of Sound Singers featured Mersey Wylie, Jennifer John, Perri Alleyne-Hughes, Emily Jackson, Joanne Head, Dionne Lammin and myself. It was a real privilege singing as part of this ensemble, the highlight being the original pieces and arrangements composed by the individual members of the group.More +