Evoke (www.evokemusic.org) is a young and vibrant chamber choir formed in London in April 2016 with the aim of challenging norms and approaching choral singing from a fresh perspective. In June 2017 we were selected to compete in the Polifonico Guido d'Arezzo International Choral Competition and we need your help to get there.
Musically we aim to sing to the highest standards whilst building a reputation for versatility through repertoire that ranges from renaissance to 21st century along with arrangements of jazz, spirituals and pop songs. We also enjoy exploring works that are rarely performed in the UK by composers from across the globe which, amongst other benefits, has resulted in our proficiency in Danish pronounciation!
Our membership is comprised of young professionals from a variety of backgrounds, many of whom have recently moved to London to start their professional careers or are studying. In the fast-paced, high-pressure professional environment that London inspires, Evoke provides a necessary respite and social support for its singers through the pursuit of high-level musicmaking and friendship with like-minded people outside of the workplace.
We need your help
Over the last year Evoke has experienced a remarkable development in its potential and we are now striving for the next level. We are very proud to have been selected to compete in the Polifonico Guido d'Arezzo International Choral Competition in Italy and are very excited by the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the international choral environment, place ourself on the world stage and build a reputation.
We are asking for your help to raise funds to subsidise the travel costs for the trip. Being a choir of only 20 singers, it is crucial that all of our members are able to participate, not only from a musical perspective but also from a social perspective. Through mutual experiences, connections within the choir are strengthened and form a vital support network for these young people living away from family in a busy and often isolating city.
Your support and donations will contribute to a project that is making a big difference to the lives of each Evoke member. Please help us to make this possible.