The African Choir of Norfolk was founded in 2019 as a new Signature Project of the Hostry Festival.
On 22nd October 2021, the African Choir of Norfolk's debut inaugural performance was a sell out spectacular and saw the Choir sing songs from 16 different nations across Africa. Ever since, the Choir has been in hot demand and is excited to be performing at a variety of events throughout 2022.
How it all began
A chance meeting brought together the Hostry Festival's Artistic Director and Choir Director Anna Mudeka. The ambitious pair started working together and made the first public call out in July 2019. Since then, the Choir has grown into a dedicated team and wonderful collaboration of different cultures coming together to create something truly special. Through rehearsals and performances, it has evolved into an uplifting, all year round community project.
"It’s a joy to have such a mix of established singers and complete novices come together and put in so much passion and energy for the good of the choir. And what is at the heart of it all is that choir members offer their expertise in various fields from social media, choreography, fundraising, costume design, make up, proofreading and many others. It’s certainly the team work that makes our choir unique and we love it."
- Anna Mudeka, Director of the African Choir of Norfolk