Hackney Black History Map

Hackney Life have published a map of the black history of Hackney, which feature our own Fisk Jubilee Singers. Click the link to see the whole map

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Sgt Pepper Online Concert

In massively exciting news, our Virtual Vox online concert will Here for 48 hours from 19.30 on Friday 27th November.

The concert is FREE but please consider making a donation to support our brilliant professional musicians who are facing hardship at this time.

Link to our JustGiving page

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Sergeant Pepper’s cure for lonely hearts

It was wonderful to be there, it was certainly a thrill for the singers who joined the first rehearsal of Virtual Vox’s autumn term.

Nearly 250 people from all over the UK and beyond have already accessed our first online session, which focused on two songs from the legendary Beatles LP, in new choral arrangements by our very own musical director Harvey Brough.

And the good news is: anyone who fancies a singalong, or is curious about how a virtual choir works, is welcome to have a go, free of charge, over the the next two weeks.

There are four separate sections. Just click on the vocal part that suits your voice. Our second rehearsal will take place on Tuesday 22 September at 7pm. It, too, will stay online until 29 September, so you can catch up at your leisure.

More information about joining Virtual Vox here.

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A musical invitation from Harvey Brough and Clara Sanabras

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Photograph: Polly Hancock

As Virtual Vox prepares for its second term of distanced music-making, Vox Holloway’s musical director Harvey Brough and star soloist Clara Sanabras joined Radio 3’s In Tune to showcase the choir’s work and give a taster of fabulous things to come.

Virtual Vox was created when the Covid crisis forced community choir Vox Holloway to postpone a revival of Freedom Song, at Hackney Empire. Listen in below, for a taster of our hit show.

Anyone, anywhere in the world, can join the weekly rehearsals for our next online concert, a new choral arrangement of the classic Beatles album, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The ten weekly evening rehearsals, beginning on Tuesday 15 September, include a warm-up with singing coach extraordinaire Christina Gill, and customised sessions for each vocal section. You can download your own score, or follow the music on-screen. And if you miss an evening, there’s no need to fret – each session will stay online for a week, so you can catch up when you can.

Click here for everything you need to know about joining us.

Meanwhile, here’s a chance to sit back and enjoy the musical magic of Harvey and Clara

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How to Get Involved

Term starts at Tuesday 19th January. To join our email list, press the blue button; to join for the term, plus the end-of-term concert, press the red button. To find out more about our unique way of bringing rehearsals directly to you, watch the video below.

Virtual Vox is open to all and we are always welcoming to new members. The video explains all!

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