Your chance to come and sing with Young Vox
An exciting opportunity to join our North London children’s choir.
Who are we?
We are a friendly and welcoming local children’s choir open to everyone aged 7 to 13 who wants to make great music. We have two bases: in Stoke Newington and in Holloway. Sometimes we sing on our own and sometimes with the adult choir Vox Holloway. We perform regularly with professional musicians, and have just recorded our first album. Our director is Harvey Brough, a seriously impressive composer (though we say it ourselves), who manages to be demanding and nice at the same time – how does he manage that?
What will we be singing?
In the autumn term we be joining our parent choir, Vox Holloway, to present a brand new arrangement of The Village Green Preservation Society, a famous – and fun – album from the legendary pop group, The Kinks.
It is being arranged specially for us by Harvey with the blessing of the Kinks’ own Ray Davies (who may even turn up to listen to us from time to time).
In the second half of the term, we will be preparing for our Christmas Concert, on the evening of Friday 7 December 2018.
When and where?
YoungVoxN7 meets at St Luke’s Church, Holloway, on TUESDAYS from 4.30 to 5.30pm under the direction of Rick Leigh.
YoungVox16 rehearses at The Old Church in Stoke Newington on THURSDAYS from 4pm to 5pm in term time, under the direction of Harvey Brough.
This term runs from 13 September to 7 December 2018.
Both choirs will be expected to attend extra rehearsals with the other performers on the afternoons of Saturday 27 (4pm to 5pm) and Sunday 28 October (4pm to 5.30pm) This is the weekend at the end of half term.
The Village Green Preservation Society concert is on Sunday 28 October.
Tickets available here
The Christmas concert is on the evening of Friday 7 December.
Both concerts will be at St Luke’s .
Who can join?
Anyone aged 7 to 13 can join – no previous experience is necessary. There are no auditions and you can come along for a FREE session before you decide to stay.
Once you decide to join we expect you to do your best to attend all rehearsals. We will learn partly by ear, partly with music (provided).
BUT (scary drumroll) YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR THE CONCERTS
How much will it cost?
We will charge £60 for the term to cover our cost of hiring rehearsal space – but no one is excluded if they don’t have the funds.
Young Vox is part of Vox Holloway (N7 Community Choir) – a registered charity
How do I join or find out more?
If you are interested in joining the choir or finding out more about us, you can email Caroline at YoungVox16 by clicking here.
To join YoungVoxN7, email Rick by clicking here.
For both choirs, parents will need to fill in the registration form, which is here.
Message from Harvey:
Following our excellent performance of Sergeant Pepper to a packed house in the Old Church, Young Vox have an AMAZING opportunity to sing in a new choral version of the 1968 Kinks Album – We are the Village Green Preservation Society for the legendary Ray Davies.
We will perform this new fantastic new oratorio, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release, along with soloists Clara Sanabras, Rick Leigh, the 120 voices of Vox Holloway and the David le Page Ensemble (12 professional players, many of whom were with us for Sgt Pepper and our previous premiere, Thecla).
All we can say for now is it’s going to be a blast and we hope you’ll join us.