About Free Range

The Choir

Free Range has carved out a unique niche in the Leeds choir scene over the last 12 years.


We are a friendly group of about 30 men and women. We value diversity, are mixed ages, have some members who read music and others who don’t. We don’t audition, perform regularly and have social and team events.

Our musical tastes are eclectic including popular, gospel/blues, choral, and songs from other countries. But what marks us out are our MD’s original compostions and arrangements, and our reputation for thought-provoking productions with song and narrative: Sing Freedom, Courage & Conscience, Cruel Britannia and a new one coming about Leeds’ history.


Things our members say about us:  'committed and supportive group'   'good rapport, friendly people, cohesive'   'right level of challenge'

'interesting and diverse performance opportunities'  'ambitious about singing and performing well'

 New members


Currently male tenors and basses are particularly needed, but all enquiries are welcome. Find out more here 


Our Musical Director


The choir was set up and is run by Frances Bernstein.  Frances is a member of the Natural Voice Network, and has trained in choir leading with Sing for Pleasure, the Association of British Choral Directors, and the British Kodaly Association.    She also runs a community choir, Harmony, on Thursday evenings in East Leeds.




We rehearse at the Central Leeds Quaker Meeting House on Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 9.00.