Alison Russell-Hayward launched her three Choirs in order to give children and adults outstanding opportunities to sing together with other lovely people and to perform stunning music in wonderful settings. The Choirs are a supportive ‘family’.

Alison’s previous roles include: Former Principal Royal Ballet School, London; Director of London Theatre/Dance Company; Soprano soloist and freelance choral Conductor. Singing teacher and vocal coach.

As well as directing the New Forest Children’s Choir, Training Choir and Chamber Choir, Alison has also worked as Executive Producer/Director/Choreographer/Consultant for dance, theatre, TV & Film. As Musical Director and Conductor of the choirs she brings a wealth of experience as well as fun and a winning way with the children.

The choirs rehearse in Christchurch and in Barton on Sea every Wednesday afternoon (term time only).

They compete in local, regional and national competitions and enjoy a local following at their concerts and charitable performances.

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