Welcome

About Vox

Vox Holloway is a community choir based at St Luke’s Church, West Holloway, London. We are an open and friendly choir with no audition process.

We have limited spaces left for Sopranos and Altos, due to the fact that the stage area is full. Sopranos and Altos wishing to join should apply here with a short email saying why you would like to join Vox. There is still space for some Tenors and Basses. Details of our membership policy are here.

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Music on the Mind Podcast is out!

Maddy and Christina have assembled this wonderful series of talks with Vox people about MotM and what it means to them.

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Tickets now available for Music on the Mind

Press the blue button on the right or go here

https://shoreditchtownhall.com/whats-on/music-on-the-mind

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Music on the Mind: a meditation on mental health

We’re thrilled to be making our Shoreditch Town Hall debut on 24 November, 2019, with our ambitious and important exploration of the issues surrounding mental health, Music on the Mind.

music on the mind posterHailed as “a simply fantastic project” by Stephen Fry at its 2015 premiere, Music on the Mind uses the words of writers whose creative genius is tied up with their struggles to cope with what others, or they themselves, describe as ‘madness’.

Composer Harvey Brough and librettist Justin Butcher have woven their creative testimonies into a compelling two-part piece.

The first section creates musical settings for poems by John Clare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Emily Dickinson and others.  The second section is an interpretation of  Kay Redfield Jamison’s ground-breaking memoir of living with manic depression, An Unquiet Mind.

                          Vox Holloway Community Choir has teamed up for the concert with the Maudsley Hospital’s Mind and Soul Choir. We will be joined by soloists Clara Sanabras and Stephan Loges, and the David Le Page Ensemble.

In the mid 19th century, while confined to the Northampton General Lunatic Asylum, John Clare penned the never-to-be-forgotten line:

“I am – yet what I am none knows nor cares”. 

Help us to prove him wrong by joining us at Shoreditch Town Hall on Sunday 24 November, at 6.30pm.

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The Sao Paulo Tapes – in pictures

Songs of resistance and hope … Harvey Brough and Monica Vasconcelos

Te Te Te-te-e-te … Monica calls to the choir

And the choir responds … Te Te Te-te-e-te

Ilê Ayê … A star is born, and his name is James Tuitt-Adeji

Make way for the party … food and friendship in the interval

Sweet and low … Vox chamber choir serenades the audience

Aos Nosso Filhos … remembering Brazil’s lost children

It’s all going fine, everything’s great … Monica and the band

Who is that woman there, always singing that refrain…

The masters of ceremonies and seas take their bow

This is visual record of Vox Holloway’s performance of The Sao Paulo Tapes at St Luke’s, Holloway, on Sunday 30 June, 2019 – an evening of Bossa nova and Brazilian songs of resistance. With thanks to Harvey Brough, Monica Vasconcelos and her  band: Steve Lodder, Ife Tolentino, Andrés Lafone and Marius Rodriguez. Also to our photographer Nick Rutter.

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Freedom Song – in pictures

Harvey works his magic

Oh, we’re a gonna sing (without scores)

Gladstone meets George White: Sam West and Justin Butcher

Get on board, children: the Riverside Singers (Riverside School, Barking)

Ella Sheppard takes charge: Emily Dankworth gives us a D

Roll Jordan Roll: our guest singers from Hackney Community Choir

Though they sing like nightingales … Christina Gill and Wills Morgan

When we get to heaven … Michael Henry will be singing this song

The view from the gods: this is what we call singing to the rafters

And still we rise …

Freedom Song – When Gospel Came to the Empire, by Harvey Brough and Justin Butcher, was performed at the Hackney Empire on Sunday 24 March, 2019. Photographs by Nick Rutter.

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