October 2018: ITV and Cream Classical

October

Channel 4, ITV and Cream’s 25th birthday celebrations

A female trio of Sense of Sound’s finest divas were featured on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks performing an a cappella rendition of Ben E King’s classic soul track, Stand By Me.

10 of our singers filmed scenes for a ground-breaking ITV drama about the tragic events that happened during and after Hillsborough starring Maxine Peake as the tenacious Anne Williams.  To be the choir of choice for something so important to the people of Liverpool was a real honour and our way of being able to show love and respect to all those who have been affected.

YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE.

When STIHL TIMBERSPORTS called and said they were coming to Liverpool Echo Arena and could J.J.M source a soprano diva to sing the national anthem we had the perfect person in mind. Our very own, Anne Taft. There is no end to this woman’s talent. She is a lecturer, vocal coach, music mentor, composer and exceptional vocalist.
Anne opened the games with a highly-charged operatic performance of the national anthem, everybody loved her stunning voice and many delegates were reduced to tears. Thank you so much STIHL and to you Anne.

To top off October, Cream Classic rose to the top as one of the main highlights for us for 2018. Once again Cream Classical exploded at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral in celebration of Cream’s 25th Birthday.

The heart-stopping light display was indescribably breath-taking, transforming the cathedral into a futuristic planet Cream for 2 hours of non-stop house music heaven; our specially created 32 piece Sense of Sound Singers ‘power choir’ crowned the stage dressed in all white, blending harmonies and rich backing vocals with such true magic. Jennifer is so proud to vocally direct such true talent. YOU’RE ALL AMAZING! Jennifer John also sang lead vocals alongside the amazing Joanne Steel, Anne Taft and Joe Hazlett, packing a sucker punch of glorious harmonic groove gliding over club classic anthems. Legendary K-Klass DJ’s and the phenomenal Bobbi Depasois all on one stage together, indeed they had the crowd bouncing with the mighty Kaleidoscope Orchestra. Concert goers danced the night away and the cathedral was filled with love and nostalgia. Every bounce of the crowd sent shock waves back to the orchestra, the singers the DJ’s and all the crew backstage. It was out of this world. Well done team.

Just an other triumphant event held at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. We are so lucky to live in a city where such amazing music events of this scale happen and even more lucky to be involved

Cream Classical returns to the Anglican Cathedral in February 2019 we can hardly contain our excitement.

September 2018: Blossoms backing and Wedding Fever.

Liverpool is home to some exquisitely stunning wedding venues; from traditional, unique boutique chic, to super star glamour. Sense of Sound Singers sang at a host of scrumptious wedding fayre’s across the city with other wedding industry professionals. These exhibition shows are such a great way to get inspiration for your big day and it’s also the perfect way for couples to see the choir perform live if they are thinking about booking. Thank you to each venue hosted and looked after us. The Bluecoat, Radisson Blu Liverpool, Titanic hotel and Broadoaks Country House and Garden Suits in Windermere.

Thank you to all the love birds who have booked the choir for their big days! We cannot wait to be part of your wedding.

For all wedding bookings and enquiries email Jo at Weddings@jenniferjohn.co.uk.

We are taking wedding bookings up to Spring 2021! We can’t wait for all those beautiful blossom trees.

Speaking of blossoms…

A group of 20 Sense of Sound Singers recorded backing vocals for the incredible Manchester band Blossoms, on the stripped back version of their hit, “There’s A Reason Why”. Jennifer John’s choral arrangement of the song saw its release on Spotify and James Skelly of The Coral produced the modern classic with Blossoms. What a combination of talent! As always the choir loved working with the band and the producer especially in one of the best recording studios in the North West, Parr Street Studios.

Sense of Sound Singers also performed alongside Blossoms at Manchester Piccadilly Station for BBC Music Day. Crowds of commuters and fans gathered to watch and be blown away by the surprise performance. The choir then hopped back on the train to Liverpool Central Station for Mersey Rail Sound Station’s contribution to BBC Music Day, the choir sang with 3 incredible emerging artists: Astles, Beija Flo and Niki Kand.

Jennifer John also proudly began lecturing at the prestigious conservatoire, Royal Northern College of Music and opened her studio on Bold Street 128, Top Floor, Liverpool, L1 4JA (above The Italian Fish Club). A light and bright space perfect for singing workshops, small singing groups, and 121 artist development sessions. Thank you to Rosaria Crolla and all the staff who look after us at the studio. Make sure to book a table at The Italian Club and The Italian Fish Club on Bold Street. The food is divine.  

To enquire about booking any training sessions with Jennifer please contact sing@jenniferjohn.co.uk 

Check out Sense of Sound Singers supporting Blossoms for BBC Music day here.

August 2018: Flash-mob Joy

“Going to the chapel and we’re gonna get married!”

With wedding season at it’s peak J.J.M decided to make more promo video’s for loved up couples planning to get married and so with the boys at Branchwork Media filmed the Flash-Mob video for Sense of Sound Wedding Singers. The video gives you a wonderful flavour of the impact that the element of surprise has during a ceremony or at a reception.

To make the video possible we teamed up with Athena Weddings, Katherine Davidson, Professional Liverpool, A.O Weddings, Liverpool Bridal Boutique,The Unitarian Church, Ullet Road, Liverpool, L17 2AA, Victoria Blossom, Wedding Industry Network, Moss Bros, Bold Street, Liverpool

Thank you to everyone who contributed in making the video we had so much fun working with you.

Please check out our amazing Flash-mob video here.

 

July 2018: Jennifer John Music

Hello everyone. We left you in June after Jennifer had just performed at St George’s Hall with the phenomenal Immix Ensemble.

July also saw Jennifer mentoring on Music For Youth’s Frequencies programme in Birmingham, Newcastle and London. She also worked with The Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir in an exciting collaboration with Gazelle, Mary Miller in partnership with LIMF Academy. The choir, the artists and members of The Philharmonic Youth Orchestra went on to perform at Liverpool International Music Festival completely smashing the stage and sounding glorious.

Sense of Sound Singers provided phenomenal backing vocals for uber cool band Trudy and The Romance in the studio for their upcoming album. Due for release later this year, the collaboration in is on a whole other level Thank you guys. It was wonderful working with you.

The team at Camp and Furnace celebrated their 1st Birthday of hugely popular 80’s night, “Tainted Love”. Again our singers took to the stage belting out classic 80’s numbers and the crowd went wild. Cheers to you all at Camp and Furnace and we wish you many more happy birthdays for “Tainted Love”. Keep turning out top nights. We love them.

Sense of Sound Singers welcomed 3 new members to their ever-expanding network of singing talent; Shaun Rimmer, Alison Eager and Chantel Coleman. Talented singer and guitarist. Shaun has a strong background in performing and has a Music Masters from The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Both Shaun and Alison reached out to Jennifer for 121 vocal coaching and artist development and later came on board for session work and performances in the next few months that followed. Chantel Coleman is a talented singer, past credits include Chantel’s credits include working with Bassment Jaxx and singing with the legendary Prince at London’s Pigalle Club.

Among many projects that we began to think about and plan, Jennifer John Music cemented a strong partnership with Blackburne House and began to structure 100 Women’s Voice’s Project. A concert to mark and celebrate 100 years since some women won the right to vote.