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About Vox

Vox Holloway is a dynamic community choir based in North London. We work with professional composers, singers and musicians to commission and perform new work.  Watch this space, or sign up to our email ( button on the right)

Details of our membership policy are here. We are open to new members, please contact us if you are interested.

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Christmas Concert

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The Sun Does Shine

The inspiring story of Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man who spent 30 years on Death Row

Music by Harvey Brough, words by Justin Butcher Book your tickets here

Vox Holloway community choir, with With Wills Morgan as Anthony Ray Hinton

Plus, Christina Gill, Clara Sanabras, Michael Henry

When: Sunday 16 October, at 7.30pm

Where: St Lukes, West Holloway, N7 9JE

After its triumphant premiere in February, The Sun Does Shine is back. We will be both performing and recording this thrilling new oratorio from Harvey Brough and Justin Butcher.

At the age of 28, Anthony Ray Hinton was wrongly convicted of multiple murders and sentenced to death by a racist Alabama court. He spent the next 30 years on Death Row, fighting to prove his innocence, before finally being released in 2015. His remarkable story shows how the human spirit can rise above unimaginable hardship. 

“The way Brough and Butcher weave all these elements into a seamless whole is masterly; the work is part-opera, part-musical, part-play”. – David Hackbridge Johnson 

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Brazilian songs of summer

In new choral arrangements by Harvey Brough

With Monica Vasconcelos and her band and Vox Holloway Community Choir

Join us for a feast of Brazilian music, new and old, led by the great Monica Vasconcelos. A selection of classic songs will address universal themes of love, strength and freedom, singing out as powerfully as when they were written half a century ago. Plus, new songs by Monica celebrating the promise of tomorrow.

With Marius Rodriques (drums), Andrew Lafone (bass), Steve Lodder (piano) and Ife Tolention (guitar).

The show begins at 7pm. Doors will open at 6.30pm and there will be a pay bar before the show. We will be serving a summer supper in the garden at the interval, with the cost of the food included in your ticket.

Where: St Lukes, West Holloway, N7 9JE

When: 7pm, Sunday 17 July (duration: two and a half hours with a 40 minute interval)

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Everything Must Change: Songs of Liberation and Transformation – live concert

Classics from Kurt Weill, Nina Simone, Sheryl Crow, in new settings by Harvey Brough

At St Luke’s, Holloway, on Sunday April 10th. Book your tickets here

The 20th century left a powerhouse of standards expressing anger and sadness about the injustice and bloodshed that is still with us today – but also hopes for a better future. 

Sheryl Crow wrote one of the great anthems for peace, “Redemption Day”, after visiting war-torn Bosnia in 1995, and it was picked up by Johnny Cash after the outbreak of the Iraq war eight years later. Nina Simone reframed Kurt Weill’s “Pirate Jenny” in the early 1960s as a cry for revenge in America’s Southern states. Any number of artists, from Ella Fitzgerald to the Supremes, have abandoned themselves to Rodgers’ and Hart’s wistful “Spring is Here”.

The musical conversation continues in the latest concert from the dynamic community choir, Vox Holloway. New choral versions, by musical maestro Harvey Brough, will be led by our stellar soloists Christina Gill and Clara Sanabras, with a band headed by pianist Liam Dunachie and bassist Oli Hayhurst.

Altogether now (in the words of the one and only Nina Simone): 

Everything must change,

Nothing stays the same.

Winter turns to spring.

Wounded heart will heal.

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The Sun Does Shine

Sunday 27th February was the first ever performance of the Sun Does Shine. We will be writing a proper review, but here is some immediate feedback from some of the audience and people involved.

Amazing to produce a work of art that can really change the was people think. Always feels like being part of a family ( in the best way) when I play with Vox

Dave le Page

Amazing performance…Highlight of the year so far.

Simon Leahy-Clark

a truly fantastic concert – it was so wonderful to be part of it! And my 3 friends who came were all bowled over…

Ros Brown

My first time singing with Vox, and what an experience it has been! I feel so privileged to have been warmly welcomed and to participate alongside other experienced an novice singers as something new was created together. There was something special about the venue? The proximity to the action enhanced the community spirit for audience and performers alike – an underlying theme of this piece. Looking forward to singing this remarkable piece again and re-telling the story.

Helen Roe

It was a perfect blast, every bit of it – before, during and after. The words, the music, the musicians, your beautiful and inspirational performances, your leadership and gentle steers, all the work behind the scenes for so long.

I could go on, but you probs have got what a WOW it felt like on Sunday evening. My husband … said it was the best ever and my daughter sobbed as she said good night. There is no more to add, bar thank you, thank you, thank you

Jo Tunnard
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