Voices Now 2015
8-10 May 2015 at the Roundhouse, Camden, London
This time, the choirs are in charge and they’re taking over the festival….
Over the past four years, Voices Now has created one of the most exciting festivals for choirs in the UK. Choirs of all abilities and backgrounds have come together at the Roundhouse in London, one of the UK’s best venues for music, to create festivals that have seen choirs of all kinds celebrate singing together.
In 2011 and 2013, choirs at Voices Now sang to over 10,000 people, with 5,000 singing in the festival, and we want you to be a part of our next chapter.
‘I never imagined in a million years that I would have the privilege of being involved in something as amazing as this. How beautiful was that music…….. sitting in the middle of those 2 fabulous choirs with a wall of sound coming at me from both directions – made all the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. AND WE WERE PART OF IT!’ Member of the Green Street Blues 2013
We think that there has never been a more exciting time for singing in the UK, and to celebrate that, we are inviting choirs to not only sing at the next festival, but to create it!
We want to hear from choirs of all and every kind – community choirs, chamber choirs, gospel choirs, school choirs, barbershop choirs, choirs we couldn’t even imagine – who want to help us create an incredible festival of singing for thousands of people at the Roundhouse in May 2015. Whether your choir is four people or four hundred, we want to hear from you.
Starting in January 2015, the selected choirs will come together with six of the UK’s most exciting choral directors and musicians to create the next Voices Now festival, and the next exciting chapter for singing in the UK.
The commitment will be for some or all of your choir to be available on 31st January and for your whole choir to be available one or two of the days of the festival (to be agreed with you after 31st January) between 8th -10th May 2014. The amount your groups sings and exactly what you sing will be decided on 31st Jan and you will be part of the decision making process! There will be some element of new music and some elements of bringing your own songs to sing… The open stage will also function as normal in the public areas and we will advertise those slots later.
There are no entry fees to take part but we do ask you to make your own travel arrangements to get to the events.
If you would like to take part and register your interest please fill in our online application form by 1st December 2014 here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/36SD5PB for further information and questions contact Voices Now Creative Producer Clare Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org)