Good news. You can now join the first ever virtual Vox rehearsal on Youtube, free of charge, at any time that suits you, wherever you are in the world, until Friday May 15.
We’re singing music by the great Liane Carroll – “a powerful, soul-inflected performer with an Ella Fitzgerald-like improv athleticism and an emotional frankness on ballads” (The Guardian). “Still frustratingly little-known” (The Independent)
The 45-minute session has everything you need to feel part of our wonderful choir: a warm-up by the inspiring Christina Gill, a score to read as you sing. There are separate sessions for each vocal section, conducted by the one and only Harvey Brough.
On Tuesday 5th May at 7.00 our Summer term starts, but this time online.
We will be learning songs by the amazing Liane Carroll – and we’re exploring the possibility of an on-line concert at some point. Though this is a huge challenge! If you are interested in joining us, send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
In March 2020 Vox Holloway was due to return to Hackney Empire with its sell-out show, Freedom Song: When Gospel Came to the Empire. Sadly our live performance was postponed because of Covid-19. The story of Freedom Song – slavery, suffering, faith and redemption – resonates deeply with the meaning of Easter. It also reflects how something beautiful and transformational can emerge from great hardship and suffering and reminds us that the fight against global slavery is far from over. We hope you find it uplifting during this difficult period. We will be streaming the film of our full 2019 performance on our YouTube channel from midday on Friday 10 April to midnight on Sunday 12 April and again from midday to midnight on Sunday 19 and Sunday 26 April.
Hello all Vox members, friends and supporters. We are sad not to be all together for Freedom Song in Hackney Empire tomorrow. But, undaunted, we invite you to join us for a streaming of the concert from one year ago. Click on this link just before 6pm tomorrow.
Don’t forget the clocks go forward tonight.
You can go there now and set a reminder. We will also put a copy of the link on the front page of the website. At 6 PM tomorrow, Sunday 29th MARCH Harvey will introduce the concert and you can join in on the live chat to let us know how you are and share your thoughts about Freedom Song. We are also soon launching the CD which we recorded a year ago, details will be on the new Vox Shop on our website. We will let you know. Lastly and importantly, the committee has set up a Justgiving page to see if we can raise some funds for the professional singers and soloists who have lost out because of the postponement of Freedom Song. They face a very uncertain future so do contribute if you are able: