Hull Freedom Chorus

Hull Freedom Chorus is a massed singing project run by Arts Development. With a current membership of over 2000 members, it supports the development of group singing in Hull.

Joining the Chorus gives you a chance 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 aged 14 and over, but if you are age 17 and under you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

You just need to enjoy singing, you don't need to have any -

  • experience
  • singing ability
  • ability to read music

You will be expected to learn songs and attend enough 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. Members opt into the projects that they find of interest.

Register your interest in the Freedom Chorus (Opens in a new window)

What happens next

We will contact you via our newsletter from City Arts. It has 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.

Freedom Chorus from 2011 to date

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.

To see how diverse our projects are watch a film of Freedom Chorus supporting poet Samatar Elmi, in a site specific performance on the beautiful staircase at Maister House in 2023.

In contrast watch our ‘Earth Makes No Sound’ production at Hull Truck Theatre in 2022, and a film extract of our 'Friendship with Ukraine' concert also held in 2022.

Our other performances

Below you will be able to access recordings of some of our other past projects -