The Voice Project?
The Voice Project is a choral theatre company, working with un-auditioned singers and experienced professionals. We compose and direct new choral productions of site specific work in the landscape and built environment, as well as film and digital projects, educational workshops and masterclasses.
It was established in 2008 by Directors Jonathan Baker and Sian Croose, Based in Norfolk, they work locally, nationally and internationally with a brilliant team of associate artists.
We aim to create an inclusive community in which anyone can participate and enjoy using and developing their singing voice. We offer opportunities for people taking part to be involved in the creative process of making a new performance piece, learn about their singing voices and develop their performing confidence.
In all our projects, we engage with big ideas around life, the universe and everything, and create adventurous ambitious work that engages audiences.
Jonathan is a singer, teacher, and composer who has written extensively for TV, radio, and theatre. He was a founder member of Innererklang Music Theatre with director Sean Doran and performed lead roles in UK tours of works by Peter Maxwell Davies, Hans Werner Henze, Luciano Berio and Trevor Wishart. Recently, he played the voice of the artist Egon Schiele in a collaboration with the composer Orlando Gough and the choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh for the ‘Staging Schiele’ UK tour.
He has collaborated with artists and composers including Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang, Barbara Thompson, Jon Hassell, Andy Sheppard, Nik Bärtsch, Gwilym Simcock, Steve Beresford, Helen Chadwick, Orlando Gough, BJ Cole and Van Dyke Parks.
He is a founder member of The Neutrinos with whom he has recorded four albums, touring throughout Europe and North America and KlangHaus, an award-winning immersive performance project producing over ninety shows at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Sian is a singer, conductor and performance maker with over 30 years experience creating and directing music projects. After an apprenticeship in bands and alternative theatre, she trained on the Community Music programme founded by John Stevens.
Since 1997, she has conducted new choral works by many composers, including Barbara Thompson, Karen Wimhurst, Andy Sheppard, Jon Hassell, and Gwilym Simcock. She has sung with the Helen Chadwick Group and Human Music and performs in the Voice Project Quintet.
Other projects include The Dawn Chorus, with American singer and composer Brendan Taaffe, writing and performing new songs inspired by the Shape Note tradition, and Harmonium, a wordless systems-based a cappella project for 12 women‘s voices that premiered in 2016.
She runs Norwich-based choir Big Sky, regularly commissioning new music from award-winning songwriter Chris Wood and performing with storyteller Hugh Lupton and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Lever. She also runs workshops for choirs and vocal groups throughout the UK and Ireland and training and coaching for vocal leaders and singers.
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We have vast experience of working in partnership to develop innovative and memorable performances and are always open to new ideas and partnership working.
Selected existing performance can be adapted and tailored to new locations and we are always happy to discuss potential collaborations.
Find out more about The Voice Project
Every weekday morning at 11am our Director – Jon Baker hosts a live online singing warm up.