Eclectic Voices (EV) is an ambitious and versatile choir that sings in an unusually wide range of styles: classical, contemporary, ethnic, folk and world music, gospel and jazz. It has performed in a variety of settings, including many world premières. In addition to producing its own annual five-concert London series, the choir has been featured in the London Jazz Festival and the London A Cappella Festival. Eclectic Voices works with outstanding professional and amateur instrumental groups. It has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and numerous top classical, jazz and folk musicians.
The current pandemic has created huge challenges for choirs, but EV has remained as active as possible. We were thrilled to spend a memorable socially-distanced day at Milton Court, in the lead up to Christmas, making a first-ever professional recording of the new opera based on Michael Palin’s “The Weekend”. This was created in partnership with Highbury Opera Theatre, and was an exciting EV landmark that ensured we finished 2020 in fine spirit.
We will resume socially-distanced in-person rehearsals as soon as these are permitted (and can be organised appropriately in COVID-secure venues). However, we are temporarily limited to online rehearsals, in which we’re learning the music we’ll perform later in the year. We will continue to adapt, finding musical fulfilment however we can.
We’re recruiting adventurous new members, and our upcoming programmes include:
EV is always on the lookout for talented singers who enjoy both reading music and learning by ear. We rehearse regularly on Thursdays and occasionally on Mondays at Christ Church, Highbury, a short distance from Highbury and Islington station. Check us out! If you would like to visit a rehearsal or audition to sing with us, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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