Between 2014 and 2018 I was privileged to take part in a project with The Carnival Band, to record 100 of the most popular ballads of the C17th for a project led by Dr Chris Marsh of Queen’s University Belfast. The Carnival Band are releasing some of these recordings in ‘A New Bag of Old Ballads’, […]
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Part of Beverley Early Music Festival 2020, postponed until 2021 – shared online, one song at a time! With my friend and colleague Giles Lewin of Alva, & joined by wonderful medieval harpist & blogger Leah Stuttard, we have created Angels in the Architecture, a concert for St Mary’s in Beverley, thought to be one […]
Welcome to my blog! This is my first entry – thanks for visiting! I’m a community choir leader and singer specialising in early music. I research the history of songs, and the role of the arts in health and wellbeing. I make performances which engage & include audiences and link to closely to communities, places & […]
Vivien Ellis is a singer, community choir leader, music researcher & trainer who uses the power of singing to connect, support wellbeing & feed imagination.