Everything must Change: Songs of Liberation and Transformation
Friday 26 March, at 7.30pm. The video will be available until 7.30pm on Friday 2 April 2021. Donate here
From Kurt Weill to Johnny Cash and Nina Simone, the latest concert from Virtual Vox draws on some of the greatest songs of the last century to create a musical experience that will strike every chord of our painful and challenging era.
The concert reunites our home team of world-class soloists, Christina Gill (alto), Clara Sanabras (soprano), Wills Morgan (tenor), Michael Henry (bass) and Rick Leigh (tenor), who were last seen together in our Hackney Empire gospel hit, Freedom Song.
We are not charging for the concert, but all donations made through our JustGiving page will help to support our professional singers and musicians.
This is the third outing for Virtual Vox, online offshoot of the dynamic community choir Vox Holloway, which has spent the pandemic redefining what community singing means.
For the last 10 weeks, up to 130 singers from all over the UK and beyond have have met up online to rehearse the songs, specially arranged by our very own Harvey Brough, becoming both chorus and witnesses to a soul-searching music that encompasses despair and anger, injustice and rebellion, but also hope for a better world.
We will be singing along at home, as our soloists breathe new fire into musical masterpieces ranging from Weill’s Pirate Jenny to Simone’s Mississippi Goddamn and Cash’s Redemption Day.
Harvey Brough conducts an all-star band of Liam Dunachie (piano), David Le Page (strings), Oli Hayhurst (bass), Eleanor Turner (harp) and Chris Vatalaro (drums).
“Everything must change, nothing stays the same.
Winter turns to spring, wounded heart will heal.“