Who is she?
I’m Rosa and I’m 22
Where are you from and where are you now?
I’m a part time-Manc – who goes between London (my family home) and Manchester (my spiritual home)
When and how did you become a part of she choir?
I first saw SHE choir at the reclaim the night after party in 2013, I immediately decided that there women were my people and I was going to become one of them and I have never looked back.
What do you do in the choir?
I sing tops! We can somehow reach those high notes without sounding like strangled cats (most of the time). I have arranged and led some songs in the past however more often than not I come to choir for the singing and the chat.
What do you do apart from singing with the she choir?
I am in the final year of my Anthropology degree at the University of Manchester. I hope this year won’t be my last with SHE but I may transfer to the sister choir in London when I graduate in June.
What does SHE Choir mean to you?
SHE choir means so much to me. I love giving choir the time where work and uni and life stress doesn’t matter, its 90 minutes a week where we come together to sing and enjoy each other’s company. I have met some of my best friends in Manchester through choir and it has also provided me with a house, a social life and an amazing network of wonderful women in all walks of life who actually care.
What’s your best ever she choir moment?
One of my highlights was a very small gig we did at a freshers ball in 2013, they were too drunk to notice our wonderful singing and there was no amplification but we know we sounded amazing. Also I really enjoyed the Christmas season we have just completed although we started singing Christmas songs in August!
What do you hope the future holds for SHE choir?
Choir has grown from strength to strength since I joined in 2013. I left for a year and come back to different people but the same choir, as we say in one of our songs we are a family. There is an overwhelming shared interest and passion for singing and the choir which won’t stop it growing and reaching out to all women in Manchester who want to be part of it.