Swirls of ideas and flocks of birds taking flight, soaring to emotional and intellectual delights, came together sublimely in the Voice Project’s work in the great Cathedral arena. - Ideas of Flight David Porter EDP May 2013
Welcome to the Voice Project
The Voice Project Spring 2014
If you haven’t sung before, want to rediscover your singing voice, or try something new…
Singing From Scratch January 14th 21st 28th Feb 4th 7.30 - 9.30pm
Tutor : Sian Croose Venue : Norwich Friends Meeting House
Open to all - four weeks of singing - melodies, harmonies and rhythms of the world. Great for beginners or experienced singers who want to sing a range of uplifting vocal music, taught expertly from scratch. £40/35 concessions
Mens’s Voices January 14th 21st 28th Feb 4th 7.30 - 9.30pm
Tutor : Jon Baker Venue : Norwich Friends Meeting House
Open to beginners and more experienced singers, this an enjoyable opportunity to sing and learn about the male voice. We will explore technique and sing in unison and harmony in a wide range of musical styles designed to build confidence. £40/35 concessions
The Voice Project Choir
Norfolk and Norwich Festival Sing in The Voice Project Choir and take part in an exciting performance of beautiful new music… this year in a very special venue. No auditions or experience necessary - just come along to the taster session.
Tutors : Sian Croose and Jon Baker
Venue : Norwich Friends Meeting House
Taster Session Tuesday February 18th 7.30 -9.30 pm £5
Rehearsals Tuesday evenings from February 25th
Performance May 2014
£125 donation rate A limited number of bursaries are available on request.
Tuning In - Singing Mind and Body 25 January /1 March /5 April 10 - 12.30
Tutor: Sian Croose Venue : Inner Space
These sessions look at the connections between singing and mindfulness, joining up voice, mind and body.
£20 /15 per session
You can book all three for £55/40
We are an open-access singing project offering a whole range of creative ways to use your voice. The Voice Project was created by singers Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker in 2008 and since then we have involved hundreds of singers in performances of great new vocal music as well as workshops designed to build vocal confidence and explore a wide variety of uplifting and inspiring vocal music.
Sian Croose is a singer and community musician who has run choirs and vocal groups for 25 years.
She has sung in cathedrals and village halls, in tiny villages and capital cities, on her own and with a cast of thousands.
She has created music projects in the UK, Ireland and France and is co-founder of The Voice Project.
Jon Baker is a singer, teacher and composer who has written extensively for TV, radio and theatre. He is a founder member of The Neutrinos with whom he has toured throughthout Europe and North America. He is co-founder of The Voice Project.
Photo by Dave Guttridge
Review of Ideas of Flight May 11th 2013
Ideas of winged flight taking off
The Voice Project
Swirls of ideas and flocks of birds taking flight, soaring to emotional and intellectual delights, came together sublimely in the Voice Project’s work in the great Cathedral arena. As darkness fell outside, the sense of birds above was palpable.
The 100-strong choir, the brilliant Trio Zéphyr, cool saxophonist Andy Sheppard, tenor Jeremy Avis, sopranos Sianed Jones and Rebecca Askew used 10 poems about birds from all manner of poets to interpret the wings of flight. Music was variously composed by Karen Wimhurst, Orlando Gough and Barbara Thompson, from differing backgrounds and musical streams. The result was eclectic and riveting, sometimes quirky and humorous, then sombre and dark. Jonathan Baker who also composed, sang bass and directed, sharing honours with the amazing conductor Sian Croose, for devising and setting free the dynamic of language partnered with the power of diverse ideas, hopes, fears, symbols. Her hands were a kind of bird-wing ballet, directing, leading, coaxing the voices. Originally inspired by the RSPB Poetry Project, it all took off and acquired a life of its own, rich in images, memories and possibilities for all animal-kind.
EDP May 2013
St Benet's Abbey May 13th 2013 Photo by Jemma Mickleburgh
Ideas Of Flight : A choral performance by The Voice Project