Tutor: Helen Yeomans
Helen Yeomans is the founder and leader of Glorious Chorus. She writes and/or arranges all the songs that the choir sings and runs workshops around the UK and abroad teaching her award-winning compositions. Helen is also the director of Thula Mama, teaching songs to mothers and babies.
Helen returned to music after a 25 year absence when she had a yearning to sing. To her surprise, she found that not only could she sing but she could write songs too. Writing choral music was the ideal outlet for her creativity, which she could do around all her children, and it was only a matter of time before she formed her own choir. Thus, Glorious Chorus was born.
Glorious Chorus soon gained a reputation for passionate and polished performances which has taken the choir around the country, including performances at Glastonbury festival, The Isle Of Wight Jazz Festival and Port Eliot Festival.
The choir was also a finalist at the inaugural Orchestra In A Field Festival amateur choir competition 2012. Glorious Chorus also toured the original One World show created by Helen – a moving and uplifting tapestry of song, spoken word, percussion & choreography, focusing on the crossroads at which the human race presently stands.
Many of Helen’s songs were chosen to be performed at many prestigious events. She has won song writing contests, and her choir is in demand at festivals in the UK and abroad.
What sets Helen apart, however, is being able to bring out the best in all singers – from the professional to the absolute beginner. Her ability to infuse groups with her passion and humour is a joy to witness as is her ability to touch her singers with the emotional core of the beautiful songs she has written. Expect tears and laughter, exquisite music, passion and lots of love.
“Helen’s calm but enthusiastic tuition helped the group meld into a single, supportive body, having great fun at the same as revelling in her juicy harmonies”
“A brilliant leader and composer, so clear and precise, it was a joy”
“Every note passes first through Helen’s heart and soul before entering yours. The songs are emotionally charged without being sentimental and carry the potency to move the spirit in a profound and lasting way.”