Here for Culture

We are pleased and relieved to announce that we have a received a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund. It will enable us to carry on running projects and courses for the next 6 months and develop plans for how we keep our project going after that. We'd like to thank you for continuing to supporting us, booking on a course, joining a project, watching our work online, making a donation, we really appreciate it. We also want to say a huge thank you to the team of artists that are a crucial part of the creative life of The Voice Project. We are 'Here for Culture', as always, and we will do our best to make sure that we support as many of our creative colleagues as possible in these difficult times, and that we can carry on offering you affordable, accessible, life-enhancing creative adventures...

All best wishes 
Sian and Jon


The Distance Between Us

 

A new choral film from the Voice Project for Autumn/Winter 2020

 

We are setting out on the next bit of the journey, and are going to be making the second installment of a trilogy, a collective choral diary of the autumn and winter months, connecting across distances, singing together, apart. All are welcome, no previous experience is needed and you will be guided through the process by expert facilitators, contributing to a choral film event for January 2021. 

 

The Distance Between Us is a sequel to Arc of the Sky, with new music from Jonathan Baker, Sian Croose and Orlando Gough and visuals from filmmaker Nathan Clarke and art director Sal Pittman. As with Arc of the Sky, the choir will learn inspiring new music in weekly Zoom rehearsals that will feature in the final piece, as well learning how to make sound and visual recordings, if they wish. 

 

We’re also going to run optional extra sessions in creative writing with award-winning poet Esther Morgan and Dane Hurst, internationally-renowned dancer and choreographer will be running movement sessions for choir members.

 

At this point, we don’t know when it will be safe for us all to start singing together again in person we have come up with the plan that we will start the project on Zoom  and if we are able to go back into some kind of safe, socially-distanced singing during the rehearsal period, we will. We will also continue to run online rehearsals so that distance learners, and those who still need to shield for health reasons, can still take part.

The final piece will feature recorded and filmed material from the choir.  If it is safe and possible,the final event may be supplemented by some form of live performance. 

 

Free Taster Sessions

Come and join us for a taster session. You can book your free place here and then we will send you a link to the session. 

Tuesday 13th October 7-8 pm 

https://buytickets.at/thevoiceproject/435820

Saturday 17th October 11-12 pm 

https://buytickets.at/thevoiceproject/435847

Project Sessions from 20th October

Tuesdays 7pm - 8pm  & Saturdays 11am - 12pm until 15th / 19th Dec 

Break for Christmas then start again on Tues 5th Jan 

Then Tuesdays/Saturdays till 23rd Jan 

Prices

We are offering this project at 3 different prices and you can choose which you pay. £50 / £75 / £105

Book a place - https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thevoiceproject/398358#

 

You can also help us to carry on our work by donating via

https://www.voiceproject.co.uk/support-us/

 

What people said about taking part in ‘Arc of the Sky ‘

 

‘ It provided a comfortable space every Tuesday and Saturday, with the opportunity along with Jon and Sian ( all of which was new to me) It was lovely to see the choir, … Zoom VP was a lovely and imaginative response to the crisis.

 

I greatly enjoyed taking part in ‘Arc of the Sky’ It had  a positive effect on the lockdown. It gave me something to look forward to and enjoy.

 

Really good. It was great to have a regular creative outlet( and challenge) and to connect with the choir.

 

I found the project to be a really positive experience. The music has been great but I have also enjoyed learning how to record myself and send files, all completely new to me.

 

The technical side of things has been extremely well organised and provided a challenge without being overwhelming. The project has been a major contribution to my mental wellbeing at this difficult time.

 

I was amazed at how well the project worked via Zoom… the twice-weekly sessions became hugely important highlights in my week. They were so cheering, positive, relaxing and uplifting.

 

 ‘Life always finds somewhere to whisper’  

from ‘Rising Late’ by  Derek Mahon