The third term in the life of Vox Holloway’s online offspring – Virtual Vox – features a musical exploration of what many are thinking, as the pandemic enters its second year: everything must change.
How can music help us with this? Through a legacy of powerful songs, which articulate our anger and sadness but also our hopes for a better future.
Some, like Rodgers and Hart’s “Spring is Here”, are wistful. Some, like Kurt Weill’s “Pirate Jenny”, imagine revenge against social injustice. Others – such as Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam”, composed after the death of four young black girls in a church bombing in 1963 – are simply howls of pain and rage.
All have been re-arranged by Vox’s own maestro Harvey Brough in new choral versions which will be led by our stellar soloists Christina Gill and Clara Sanabras.
Our spring term of ten online rehearsals starts on Tuesday 19 January at 7pm. Anyone anywhere in the world can join and signing up has never been easier. Just click on the orange or the blue button in this explainer blog to send us an email and introduce yourself.
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.