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The Big Choral Census is Launched

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During Voices Now this weekend we launched the results of our Big Choral Census – our research project to find out how many choirs there are in the UK. The results have taken many people by surprise. We have found that there are over 40,000 choirs in the UK and we suspect this number is…

Thank You to all the Voices Now Choirs

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Thank You to all the choirs and artists involved this weekend  for making Voices Now a truly special event. To all the choir conductors, committee and individual choir members involved – thank you!From the Voices Now team we just want to say that this was our best Voices Now yet and you all played a…

Last Few Voices Now Workshop places Going Fast!

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The ever popular Voices Now workshop programme is filling up fast – remember tickets are free of charge – but you do need to book tickets: SATURDAY 8th JULY WORKSHOPS SINGING & MOVEMENT WORKSHOP – DANCE, MOVE, SING! 11AM – ADMISSION FREE – get tickets here. Osnat Schmool and Sabina Netherclift from Filament Theatre lead singers of any…

Meet the Voices Now Main Stage Choirs – Saturday

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On Saturday 8th July – six amazing choirs will be sharing the stage with Artist Curators Natalie Williams, Tobias Hug, MC Zani and Osnat Schmool in Songs in the Key of Love. Love is essential in today’s world, but we often focus on romantic love over the many other guises that love can take; friendship,…

Voices Now featuring MC Zani

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UK Beatbox Champion 2008, World finalist 2012, producer, MC, TV presenter and musician based in East London. At 28, he is already a veteran on the scene with over 10 years beatboxing under his belt, having performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages (Madison Square Garden, Glastonbury to name a few)  and supported some highly respected artists including Ludacris, 50…

Natalie Williams – Voices Now Artist Curator

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One of the UK’s most endearing and popular soul/jazz artists, singer-songwriter, Natalie Williams has 7 critically acclaimed albums under her belt and a dedicated following that extends throughout the world. “The moment she starts to sing she becomes a commanding, strutting presence, scatting with an infectious relish.” Telegraph Her residency, Soul Family Sunday’s has sold out…

Rehearsals Rehearsals! It’s nearly Voices Now time!

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This week has a been a busy week for the Voices Now Artist Curators and Choirs. On Monday Côr Llunsain rehearsed with Willy Mason and Mara Carlyle for their performance at Voices Now on Sunday 9th July. We had very special visitors in our rehearsal tonight. The amazing Willy Mason and awesome Mara Carlyle .We can’t…

Sabina Netherclift – Voices Now Movement Director

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Sabina trained with Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She is a director, movement director, performer and co-founded Filament Theatre with Osnat Schmool. Filament combines close part harmony singing with devised physical theatre, and recently created Earth Makes No Sound, a mass choral piece inspired by and exploring the four elements, which premiered at the Queen Elizabeth…

Tobias Hug – Voices Now Artist Curator

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Explorer of the human voice, compassionate and inspiring teacher, a cappella journeyman, Tobias Hug has been singing, teaching, travelling for 20 years and is deeply involved with the international choral, beatbox and a cappella scene. He currently performs with his group Beatvox and the The Beatbox Collective (current World Beatbox Team Champions). With the choir…

The Voices Now Open Stages

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The Voices Now Festival is all about championing choirs big and small from all over the country, and giving them a chance to meet and showcase their talent. The Open Stage is the series of free performances taking place during the daytime at the festival. It is un-ticketed and completely free to attend. It’s a…