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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Lost & Found

The Foundling Hospital, established in 1739, was based in Coram Fields until the 1920s and many thousands of ‘abandoned’ children grew up in its care. It attracted artists and musicians as patrons, including George Frideric Handel, who staged many benefit concerts there, one of which featured his Foundling Hospital Anthem.

Harvey Brough was inspired to write his own anthem, A Particulare Care, after visiting the Foundling Museum and reading a note left in 1758 by Florella Burney’s mother which read, ‘Pray let particulare care be taken of this child, as it will be called for again’. This work asks how there can be such poverty ‘in a rich and fruitful land’.

A Fairy Dream was composed in 2009. Harvey interspersed movements from Purcell’s 1692 masque, The Fairy Queen, with new compositions for children in a work that continues to explore the themes of loss and hope – with an added touch of fairy magic.

A Particulare Care was first performed by Vox Holloway in 2012. It is even more relevant today, with poverty and social inequality affecting so many children and families. Refugee families are amongst the most desperate. This concert will raise funds for the work of Safe Passage, an organisation that champions the rights of refugees and displaced people, including child refugees, who are particularly vulnerable.

Vox Holloway, under it’s Director, Harvey Brough, regularly commissions and performs new work, often with a social message. St James’ Church Piccadilly is renowned for its strong commitment both to the arts and to social justice. Soloists: Eloise Irving, Christina Gill, Wills Morgan and Maurice Wren with a Baroque orchestra led by Peter Hanson.

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Matt Evan Smith

Our very lovely Matt Evan Smith died in October and we are gathering together photos of him. Please send photos of him to us if you have them voxhollowayn7@gmail.com

Here he is back in 2017 getting us all onto the stage and into position – never an easy task!

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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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