If you’ve always wanted to write a song for your choir but didn’t know where to start, this tutorial video will be for you. Or if you’re a choir singer and simply intrigued to know how it’s done. Helen’s forthcoming tutorial will take you through all the steps, from the initial idea, through harmony placement and lyric-writing and finally to creating a score and recording your finished product. And everything in-between! Helen will be using her 20 years of songwriting experience to create this user-friendly video and will be offering one-to-one tailored mentoring as follow-up for those who have ideas they want to bring to fruition.
Watch this space for details – the tutorial video should be available from early July’20.
Line Up! from the One World show at Conway Hall, London, May 2019.
After the success of One World London, Helen will be bringing the show to the SouthWest next summer (2021). This has been re-scheduled from this summer, due to the coronavirus crisis. The music will be performed by Glorious Chorus with new spoken word contributions from Matt Harvey, Liv Torc, Alexander Rhodes & Harula Ladd.
If you’re interested in being part of this project or would like to book the show, contact Helen.
Further information about this show and more video footage is available on the One World Page.
“One of the most moving musical events I have ever experienced” Anne Ridgely, Amnesty International
“A stand-out event in a stand-out year for City of Culture!” Phil White, BBC Radio Humberside
The London One World Choir enjoyed singing the music from the show so much they have decided to continue! Helen directs rehearsals in London once a month, so contact Helen if you’d like to join. The choir sings songs with similar themes of One World, including peace, social justice & respect for the natural world. Information about this choir and other choirs Helen runs can be found on the Choirs Page.
All of Helen’s best-loved choir songs are now available to download on the CD and Downloads Page. So just choose your favourite tunes and download in seconds, for just 79p each! There is a sample of every song to listen to. Her albums are all downloadable as well. Click here to go straight to the page.
Helen has directed and written for the Devon-based choir Glorious Chorus since 2003. The choir performs around the UK and has sung at numerous events and festivals including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Port Eliot and Voices Now festivals. Last summer the choir collaborated with acclaimed BBC Radio 2-nominated folk duo Ninebarrow for a couple of concerts in June & July. And at the end of the season Helen and her choir were invited to perform with internationally acclaimed Australian male voice choir, the Spooky Men’s Chorale. In 2021 the choir will be performing the music for Helen’s One World shows in the South West. All information about the choir and how to join can be found at www.gloriouschorus.co.uk.
In summer ’17 Glorious Chorus was delighted to be selected for the prestigious Voices Now festival at The Roundhouse in London, which featured some of Helen’s music sung by all the choirs. Watch the highlights of the trip in this video below…
Here are some of the beautiful ways in which one of Helen’s best-loved songs has been sung over the years. The song lends itself to infinite interpretation, making it super-flexible…! If you have a video of your group singing this uplifting song, contact Helen and we’ll add yours to the list!
Use the arrows to scroll through videos of all the versions so far. Remember to mute the home page Audio Player (right) before playing these videos.
The Stockholm XR Choir
Glorious Chorus spreading the love at Widecombe Fair, Devon, 2018
Helen’s Thula Mamas singing with their babies on International Peace Day 2017.
Helen, Denise Dobson and their London choirs at the Stop Trump rally, 13th July 2018. The lyrics of We Got All The Love were quoted on the podium of the anti-fascist rally the following day.
Claire Inglehearts’ Suitcase Singers, 2015 (we like this one as Claire’s cleverly switched round the harmonies!)
Lili John from Glorious Chorus, in Uganda as part of the fundraising Netball Development Trust, Aug’18. ‘Posho’ is a much-loved Ugandan dish!
We Got All The Love with the children of Mukono, Uganda, taught by the amazing Lili John.
Shakti Sings choir at Glastonbury Festival 2014
Revellers ‘flashmob’ at Hannah Williams & Mikey Carlyon’s wedding.