The Voice Project

by TheVoiceProject in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

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On 23rd September 2016 we successfully raised £7,525 with 95 supporters in 42 days

The Voice Project October 2016 to January 2018. A sequence of choral performances for the Voice Project Choir .

by TheVoiceProject in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Raising this extra money will allow us to secure the employment of our back-  room operation for the next 18 months which will have a significant impact on the sustainability of the project.


The Voice Project was created in 2008 by singers, composers and animateurs Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker, who have been leading innovative vocal projects in the UK for over 25 years. We have been a charity since 2009 and operate with very low overheads and a commitment to create inspiring, open-access projects that enhance the life of our community.

We keep our prices as low as possible and run on a combination of earned income from participant fees and ticket sales and fundraising from public sources and trusts and foundations.  As you may know, financial support for organisations such as ours can be difficult to come by so we are launching this appeal to  ensure that we can continue as an inclusive and creative project!

Thisis  the next exciting  project and we need your help to create it.

Between October 2016 and January 2018 we will be creating a sequence of pieces for the Voice Project Choir,  exploring the themes of sleeping and waking – commissioning composers and poets and also working with sleep scientists and designers to help us create performances in inspiring surroundings, as well as with our talented production team to make world–class choral theatre.

As always, each performance project will be open to all with skilled vocal teaching , special workshops in movement skills and and a chance to work alongside great professional musicians. The projects are designed to be life-affirming and uplifting experiences for participants and audiences alike.

Your contribution to the project will help fund the following.

  • Creation of new music for the productions
  • Contribution to production costs /lighting /staging/design
  • Recording and production of the music for choir use and to distribute to other choirs around the UK
  • Concessionary/bursary places for low income choir members.
  • Project costs – artists fees, venue hire, transport and subsistence.
  • Organisational costs – marketing, staff costs.

About the Voice Project

We create large-scale, open access, non-auditioned vocal performance projects bringing together outstanding musicians and community choirs in events that combine the ethos of community music with cutting edge creativity and high performance and production values.

Each Voice Project choir is created anew, with singers who are performing for the first time alongside those who have taken part in previous projects.

All our performances are of newly commissioned music and the choir members have an intensive and satisfying musical experience with top level vocal teaching that stretches the singers way beyond their expectations, from the taster sessions to the final performances.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thanks in the programme for the concert on 21st January 2017 at Norwich Cathedral.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

A limited edition CD of The Voice Project Choir and soloists. Thanks in the programme.

£25 or more

19 of 50 claimed

£25 Reward

Ticket to concert at Norwich Cathedral on 21st January 2017. Thanks in the programme

£40 or more

6 of 25 claimed

£40 Reward

From Inspiration to Performance: In this workshop/demonstration, The Voice Project directors Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker will demonstrate how a piece of music goes from inception through rehearsal to public performance. We will look at text selection, how the text influences rhythmic choices and melodic and harmonic construction. There will be a live piece made from scratch and an opportunity to sing this brand new musical fragment. The half day session will include lunch. Saturday October 15th 11am - 1pm - followed by lunch Park Lane Chapel, Norwich

£50 or more

15 of 50 claimed

£50 Reward

2 tickets to concert at Norwich Cathedral on 21st January 2017. Thanks in the programme

£100 or more

7 of 50 claimed

£100 Reward

2 tickets to concert on 21st January 2017 in Norwich Cathedral. A limited edition CD of The Voice Project Choir and soloists. A limited edition print of The Arms of Sleep artwork. Thanks in the programme Thanks in the programme CD of concert material Limited Edition print of concert artwork

£135 or more

18 of 75 claimed

£135 Reward

One participant's place in the projecting starting October 2016 with a performance on January 21st 2017.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Choir package. All parts recorded of 3 new songs and scores for use with community choirs.

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