20 choirs from across the country come together in a celebration of song
Voices Now, the festival which celebrates the joy of singing, holds its debut event in Birmingham at mac Birmingham on Saturday 17th September 2016. 20 choirs from around the UK have been selected to perform in this special regional Gathering Day. The participating choirs encompass a broad spectrum of musical styles, backgrounds and ages, and will perform together throughout the day.
Throughout the afternoon – FREE Workshops
- 1pm Singing and Movement with Osnat Schmool
- 1pm Gospel Singing with Genevieve Sylva (SOLD OUT)
- 2.30pm Sing Like a Bloke with Chris Samuel (SOLD OUT)
- 2.30pm Sing and Move with Eska and Mara Carlyle
- 4pm Sing and Move with Eska and Mara Carlyle
Voices Now Open Stage
mac Birmingham will be filled with singing throughout the day, with vocal groups from across the country performing throughout the venue and in Cannon Hill Park, from the bars to the foyers to the studios. Open Stages performances are free and will be happening all day between 12noon and 6.30pm… and there may also be some singing in the bar after 8.30pm!
Voices Now Evening Show
The culmination of the Voices Now gathering is headlined by award-winning folk singer and songwriter Sam Lee alongside the renowned Roundhouse choir for a special performance including their BBC Folk Award winning track Lovely Molly.
Also on the bill are the Birmingham City Council Choir, who were formed in 2013 on Gareth Malone’s The Choir: Sing While you Work, and Birmingham’s own The Choir With No Name – a choir for homeless people and those on the very edges of our society.
Tickets for both the evening show and the workshops are going fast and you can get them from mac Birmingham here.