Hello, I’m Hannah Brine and I’m so pleased to have started this exciting choir in my favourite part of London. I have started similar choirs; Kensington Singers in West London in 2011 and Fosse Singers in Leicester in 2007, both of which are now well established. I was extremely honoured in 2015 to be named a BBC Unsung Hero for my work with VPS. I have taught singing and lead school choirs and from autumn 2017 I join the singing faculty at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. I conduct corporate choirs and workshops and have also delivered choral projects for ITV, Engine Advertising, Newham NHS, Metro Bank, Fremantle Media, Parkinson’s Society, UK Green Buildings Council, Selfridges, De Montfort University, Royal Brompton Hospital, Jones Day law firm & Shoreditch House. In 2011 & 2013 I studied with the Association of British Choral Directors on their intermediate and advanced conducting courses. In 2014 I received my LRSM in choral direction with distinction. I love all styles of music from classical to pop and aside from conducting I have recorded sessions for Disney and performed at venues including the Barbican with Wynton Marsalis, NEC, Birmingham Symphony Hall, various jazz festivals and on released dance and chill out tracks including on Armada Music, Black Hole, Café Del Mar and Buddha Bar. I fixed and coached the choirs for Gary Barlow’s performance at the 2016 Royal Variety Show and the 2017 Olivier Awards, where members of VPS took part, and I performed with Gary as part of the choir on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016. I also write songs and do sessions – both of which can be interesting and unusual! I am most excited by a cappella, jazz, world, folk and experimental vocal music. Passionate about working with singers from all backgrounds and creating a supportive learning environment, I look forward to welcoming you to Victoria Park Singers.