Hatch Brenner LLP, the Theatre Street-based Solicitors, has announced that they will continue to support local open-access singing project The Voice Project for the next year.
The Voice Project is celebrating its tenth birthday this year, having been created in 2008 by singers Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker. Over that time the Project has involved hundreds of singers in performances of brand new vocal music in venues around the city including Norwich Cathedral, The Assembly House and City Hall. The Project also runs workshops designed to build vocal confidence and explore a wide variety of uplifting and inspiring vocal music.
To celebrate their tenth anniversary, The Voice Project is staging a concert entitled ‘The Sky is Full of Light’ on 22 December at St Andrew’s Hall. The programme will include some fantastic musical highlights, featuring music by Barbara Thompson, Andy Sheppard, Gwilym Simcock, Jon Baker, Arve Henriksen, Helen Chadwick, Orlando Gough and Karen Wimhurst as well as new pieces written specifically for the event. There will also be a number of very special guests from past shows to help mark this special occasion.
Dawn Parkes, Hatch Brenner Managing Partner commented: “We are delighted to continue to work with The Voice Project in their tenth anniversary year. Jo Mayes in our Family team very much enjoyed being a part of their ‘Timepiece’ production at Norwich Cathedral during the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in May. Once again, the Project pulled off a uniquely creative performance that captured the city’s imagination and showcased the talent of the singers and production team involved. We are looking forward to supporting The Voice Project as they work towards ‘The Sky is Full of Light’.”
Jon Baker, co-founder of The Voice Project added: “We would like to thank Hatch Brenner for their ongoing support and encouragement. Following a great response to our ‘Timepiece’ production at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, touring ‘Arms of Sleep’ at the Brighton Festival and beyond, and our ongoing workshops, we are very excited to be working towards our anniversary show ‘The Sky is Full of Light’. We are very grateful to all our supporters.”
The Voice Project is recruiting new singers to form this year’s Winter Project Choir and take part in the 10th Anniversary concert on 22 December 2018 at St. Andrew’s Hall in Norwich. No auditions or previous experience necessary and you don’t need to be able to read music. Find more information and sign up at www.voiceproject.co.uk
The Sky is Full of Light – Taster Session
Tuesday October 2nd from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at The Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich.
Open to all. £5 on the door
Forthcoming Workshops – OPEN VOICES
Women’s Voices with Sian Croose
15th September/13th October/10th November
10.30am – 4pm
We will be looking at vocal technique, building our musical skills and confidence, and getting a great sound in a group, with music especially suited to women's voices. Sian will be offering one-to-one sessions as part of the course as well as the chance to create smaller groups to work on harmony ensemble singing.
Men’s Voices with Jon Baker
10.30am – 4pm
This day workshop offers an opportunity to sing and learn more about the male voice. We will explore many different styles of vocal music from all over the world, sing in unison and simple harmonies, work on breathing and use exercises which help to develop range, tone, breathing and confidence. The course is suitable for those who are new to singing as well as those with more experience.
Voice Project Saturday Sing
Saturday 1st September
10:30am – 1pm
United Reformed Church, Norwich
A morning of uplifting songs, all taught by ear, from scratch by The Voice Project's Sian Croose & Jon Baker. Open to all.