See who we are and what we do in this video in honour of our 5th anniversary:
We do not have many places 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.
- You do not have to have sung in a choir before.
- You do not have to be able to read music.
- You do not have to pass an audition or take a test.
- We are not a faith-based group – you do not have to be a member of St. Luke’s Church, or any religion.
- We ask for £60 per term to cover a subscription fee and the cost of your score (£45 subscription fee; £15 for the score). If you are unable to afford this, we can agree another amount.
Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.45pm at St Luke’s Church, Hillmarton Rd, N7 and run during the school terms. We advise arriving at 7pm, if you are a new member.
Some of the benefits our members find from joining us include closer links with the local community, a sense of well-being, achieving or refreshing a skill, helping good causes, the excitement of performing, making new friends, improving musical knowledge. Some of our members have written about their experiences with Vox Holloway.
People usually join during the first 3 weeks of a programme of rehearsals. You can use the contact form to the right to ask us any questions. In the first few weeks there is usually a meet and greet desk where you can say hello, give your details and get some music. If you know if your voice is soprano, tenor or bass they’ll point you to where to settle in and try to introduce you to a member of your section. If you’re not sure what type of voice you have, you can either try out different sections until you feel comfortable, or we can ask one of the very musical members of the choir to listen to you in private and give you a pointer as to which section to join.
Typically, a rehearsal follows this pattern: announcements and vocal warm-up at 7.30pm, split into our voice sections and learn/practice our parts for an hour. Then we have a 15 minutes refreshment break, followed by the whole choir singing together for the remaining time. We usually finish at 9.45pm.