Hullabaloo Community Quire is Brighton’s longest-established and continuous Natural Voice choir. We are founded on the simple principle that singing is your birthright and that everyone, given the right technical and emotional support, can enjoy singing together.
Kirsty Martin, our Musical Director, founded Hullabaloo in 1998. As the choir grew steadily in size, repertoire and ambition, the management needs grew too, and we are now managed by a steering group of volunteers, with our Musical Director and Administrator as a co-opted members. The MD’s main role is an artistic one but, as the founder, she remains deeply involved in its direction and plays a big part in all decision-making for the choir.
Hullabaloo aims to re-ignite the musical experience shared by people throughout time and all over the world, singing together for celebration, protest, passion, work and play, building and bonding the wider community with a profound impact on the individual.
We are a Natural Voice choir and we adhere to the Natural Voice Network (NVN) ethos that singing is your birthright. There are no auditions and members are not required to be able to read music. We are open to people from all walks of life and musical backgrounds.
Hullabaloo hosted the Street Choirs Festival in Brighton in 2008, and has attended nearly every year since. We are pleased to be welcoming the Festival and our Street Choirs friends back to our city in 2018.