Founder and Director of the Great Yorkshire Chorus, Maria Mullin, has a lifelong passion for music and extensive experience working with choirs. She loves to see the positive power of singing at work in people, building confidence and bringing joy.
Maria studied music at the University of York, where she took a special interest in conducting and developed great enthusiasm for choirs. Since this time she has directed many choirs, including the Jubilee Gospel Choir, groups in schools, offices and most recently Bradford and Leeds All For One Choirs. Her work has presented fantastic opportunities to direct choirs on stage with artists including Leona Lewis, Russell Watson, G4 and Blake, as well as performing in venues such as Leeds Grand Theatre and Hull City Hall.
Maria is a skilled pianist and music arranger, having arranged many songs for the various choirs she has worked with. She is also a highly experienced saxophonist, having played for over 20 years both as a classically trained and jazz player. In 2015 Maria was awarded the prestigious Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music diploma in Saxophone Performance in recognition of her achievements. Maria is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Association of British Choral Directors.
Maria lives in Shipley with her family. She is very excited to have the opportunity to kick start the Great Yorkshire Chorus in this wonderful region. Maria hopes to use her experience to create a new excellent, forward thinking choir that will enrich many lives through the power of music and song.
At TEDxBradford 2019, Maria presented the story of the chorus…
Fine Tune the Culture
Over 100 people joined the Great Yorkshire Chorus within a month of it’s launch in September 2018. The story of this new choir is about building community through the intentional development of a strong, positive culture and the unique power of music.