Christina Carty-Houson trained at Mountview Theatre School. She worked professionally as an actress/singer for several years and then changed direction to become a talent agent for the prestigious agency Creative Artists Management. Nine years later, she was given the opportunity to re-visit her creative/musical skills teaching primary music and went on to work in various schools across SE London. A highpoint during this period was having one of her school choirs chosen to sing live on ITV’s “This Morning”.
Christina’s first adult choir began as a one-off workshop called Sing it Back! in May 2011. After a fantastic response, she developed it from there into a fully-fledged choir. She has loved raising standards over the years, whilst watching members develop their skills and enjoy their camaraderie. Three years ago she decided to rebrand the choir, in order to reflect what it had become. With the help of her members she decided to name it Vocallective.
She is proud to have been tutored by industry greats like Mark De Lisser (Kingdom Choir/Singology), Gitika Partington and Dr Gillyanne Keyes of Vocal Process, all of whom continually influence her work. Christina directs the South East London branches ofHummy Mummies, the morning choir where mums bring their babies to play/feed/sleep while they sing classic pop songs in harmony. Working four mornings a week with their wonderful voices and super cute offspring is a joy!
Last year Christina set up an afternoon singing class local to her home called Vocalise Sidcup. This became hugely popular and she has just launched a second class, Vocalise Eltham.
Christina's evenings got a lot busier in September. She started working for the London based choir Some Voices, leading choirs in Shoreditch and Bank on Monday and Wednesday evenings. She's loving the way they work - a theme for each term concluding in a huge show with hundreds of members at a big London venue. She can't wait to see the results!
In addition to choir work, Christina delivers Singing Therapy in care homes to bring the pyscholological and physical benefits of singing to the elderly. You can also contact her to run one-off Singing Workshops in the workplace or for clubs/societies.
When she can fit it in, Christina also works as a one to one vocal coach from her home.