Virtual Vox is our way of keeping community music alive, at a time when choirs have been laid low by the Covid crisis. Whereas our parent choir, Vox Holloway, is based in north London, with limited capacity for new singers, its online sibling is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
We have three terms a year. Each term offers ten weekly online rehearsals leading up to a concert. This autumn we are singing the Beatles classic Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. We provide music and detailed coaching, along with a professional band and soloists on the big day. All you have to do is join us and sing along in the safety of your own home.
Signing up has never been easier. Just click on the orange button in this explainer blog, or on the blue button to send us an email and introduce yourself.
Watch this video to find out more about how it works
- 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.
When we get back to normal
Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.45pm at St Luke’s Church, Hillmarton Rd, London 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.