About the Choir:
Leeds Vocal Movement (LVM) is an SATB choir, searching for local individuals who are passionate about music to join us!
The choir is open-access and based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and founded by former Musical Director Charles Rhodes. The choir bridges the gap between youth choirs and choral societies, to provide musical opportunities to young people between the ages of 18 and 35.
Since forming in 2011, LVM has won trophies at the Pontefract Music Festival, performed for numerous functions and maintained bi-annual concerts throughout each year.
The choir’s aim is to work collaboratively with its members to perfect and perform music spanning a range of genres, including contemporary, classical, jazz, sacred and traditional music on an international level.
We are always looking for fresh faces so get in touch if you are interested in getting to know more about LVM! Rehearsals are every Wednesday 7-8.30pm.
We are also available for hire! If you’d like us to sing at your special event or collaborate with you, please send us an email.
Meet the team:
Musical Director: Caitlin Mayall
Caitlin is a conductor, singer and teacher based in West Yorkshire. She gained her degree in Music and Spanish at the University of Leeds, where she specialised in vocal performance and teaching, and was awarded First Class Hons. With a background as a classically trained soprano, she also has a keen interest in gospel, jazz, world music, early music and musicals.
After directing the Leeds University Chorus whilst at university, in 2015 Caitlin was awarded a Sing for Pleasure Young Conducting Scholarship. Since then, she has worked with Durham Music Service as a singing teacher, vocal development strategist and director of Darlington Youth Choir. She now co-directs a thriving international community choir in Leeds, the Left Bank Vocal Collective, as well as working part-time for Barnsley Music Service as a vocal tutor and director of the Penistone Children’s Choir. She is excited to have recently been appointed as the new musical director for the award-winning Leeds Vocal Movement.
Choir Manager & Librarian: Rosa Stevens
Rosa has been a member of LVM for over 4 years, and the choir manager for the majority of her membership. Her managerial duties are centered around the administration and development of the choir, providing members with choir updates and performance opportunities, and (most importantly) organising choir socials.
More recently, Rosa has become the choir’s librarian, which caters to her academic background in music and love for organising anything she can get her hands on.
Rosa has been involved in performing arts societies and companies for 8 years, and LVM has stood the test of time. She joined as a step away from the choral singing opportunities at university, finding that the choir matched her eclectic taste and social demographic. The particular appeal for her is that the choir consistently produces high quality performances with singers of all levels, which is only one of the unique selling points that keeps members enthused.
Treasurer & Web Designer: Catie Waterworth
Catie has been a member of LVM since she moved to Leeds over 3 years ago. In a new city, joining a choir seemed like a great way to meet like-minded people and make some friends – and it was!
Catie is an illustrator and designer, which comes in handy for making the choir’s leaflets, logo and website look pretty, but it’s her organisation and finance skills honed during four years of self employment that are really put to use as Treasurer. Catie looks after all of the boring finance bits for LVM, keeps track of all the music used in rehearsals, and keeps the website content up to date! She likes tea, and sings soprano.
Marketing Coordinator: Holly Rose Angel
Holly joined Leeds Vocal Movement in 2013. Fresh out of university she was seeking a new choir to join and found a young, friendly, unauditioned choir – just what she was looking for! Having graduated with a literature degree Holly specialises in words and was quickly asked to take over the social media accounts. It has been a fun way to share what the choir gets up to every week. She particularly enjoys singing choral music and musicals and have been able to sing both with LVM.