Christina Carty 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. Six 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's Vocalise choir has two branches- Sidcup and Catford. The latter is a baby-friendly choir (a follow on from her former "Hummy Mummies" days).
Christina also works as a freelance director for London-based choir Some Voices, leading choirs in Shoreditch and Islington on Monday and Wednesday evenings. She's loving the way they work - a new song each week as part of a theme for each term. It's intense work and she loves the fast pace. Every term concludes with a huge show with hundreds of members at a big London venue.
Pre-Covid, Christina delivered Singing Therapy in care homes to bring the pyscholological and physical benefits of singing to the elderly and residents living with dementia. You can also contact her to run one-off Singing Workshops for corporate and community events, clubs or societies.
When she can fit it in(!), Christina also works as a one to one vocal coach from her home.