Music has always been a valuable part of life for Maria, who began to learn piano and saxophone from an early age.
Maria had a few fantastic years studying for he music degree at the University of York, graduating in 2008. During this time she had a great number of opportunities to play saxophone in various jazz and classical ensembles, as well as studying conducting. Maria’s love for singing also grew as she took part in a several choirs, including the fantastic Zamar Gospel Choir.
Upon completing her time in York, Maria moved over to Bradford to join the team at award winning charity, Christians Against Poverty. Maria has now worked here for a number of years in various roles, and continues to do so alongside her musical activities.
After settling in to life in Bradford, Maria’s passion for empowering people through singing lead her to set up the Jubilee Gospel Choir, an non-auditioned Bradford based choir, which she directed from 2009 – 2012. This was an exciting and wonderful chapter of life, which inspired her further about the power of singing through the positive impact the choir had on the lives of choir members.
At the moment Maria is involved with music in a number of ways. She plays saxophone for the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra, is a member of the music team at her church in Bradford and also teaches piano and saxophone lessons.
Maria is really excited to be working with All For One and is thrilled to be running the Leeds and Bradford choirs. She believes that singing in a choir is a fantastic opportunity to boost people’s well being, build new friendships and bring something hugely positive to the local community.
Maria currently runs our Bradford choir
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