Hull Freedom Chorus is a massed singing project run by Arts Development. With a current membership of over 1,400 members, it supports the development of group singing.
Joining the Chorus gives you chances to opt into a variety of projects leading to performances in Hull at high profile events. You will work with a variety of choral leaders and artists of a very high standard, many of whom work all over the country.
You can apply to join the Hull Freedom Chorus if you are 14 and over, however if you are 17 and under you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
You don't need to have any experience, singing ability or be able to read music, you just need to enjoy singing.
You will be expected to learn songs and attend sufficient rehearsals to be able to perform the songs at events. You must attend all dress rehearsals and final performances.
You will be asked to give permission to be filmed and photographed as part of this project.
There are no fixed days of rehearsals, each project has its own practice schedule, and members opt into the projects that they find of interest. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all Chorus activity takes place online recently, but we are carefully returning to live rehearsals for projects in 2022.
Please register your interest in joining the choir below -
What happens next
We will contact you in due course via our newsletter from City Arts which provides information about rehearsals for latest projects, and how to sign up for each project.
We often have big gaps between project opportunities. If currently there are none available, your details will be kept on file until an opportunity becomes available.
In 2020/1 group singing was restricted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Determined to keep singing the Freedom Chorus has continued with online singing sessions on Zoom, and the formation of a virtual choir to be able to contribute to our tenth Freedom Festival 2020 (online) a special song for Remembrance Day 2020 and a specially themed virtual performance for Christmas 2020 – Light of a Guiding Star.
Watch the film of the virtual chorus Christmas 2020 song – Light of a Guiding Star, with subtitles, below -
Watch the film of the virtual chorus performing Freedom Flame Anthem for Remembrance Day, with subtitles, below -
Watch the film of the virtual chorus performing our special Isolation: Soul Solution song below
Freedom Chorus from 2011 to 2020
2020 saw the tenth performance of Freedom Chorus at Hull Freedom Festival – watch a film celebrating these performances below.
A film montage showing the variety of Freedom Chorus projects from its first performance at Hull Freedom Festival 2011 to 2019.
Watch Freedom Chorus perform in Princes Quay as part of Recognition Festival 2014
Our other performances
Access recordings of some of our other past projects