Adaptation to COVID
Eclectic Voices will operate a programme of weekly rehearsals and Zoom workshops while restrictions continue.
The Weekend:Eclectic Voices are working with Highbury Opera Theatre to deliverThe Weekend,.an opera based on a play by Michael Palin, with music by Scott Stroman. Highbury Opera Theatre, who are producing The Weekend, are investigating capturing it on video, most likely at end of November or early December 2020. EV members, who are the heart of the chorus, will have the option to appear “onstage”, “offstage”, or (probably) on the soundtrack only. Our weekly rehearsals will include sections of The Weekend each week.
Mozart Mass in C Minor:The choir will work on this during the next term, with an aim to to perform this with the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra on 12 or 13 March 2021.
Other plans: We will involve ourselves in enjoyable Christmas singing, and hope to share arelaxed jazz concert, featuring songs by Duncan Lamont with the Nikki Iles Trio, In the new year. 2021 is the 30th anniversary of EV and we hope for a fantastic Summer concert to celebrate—possibly Steve Reich’s Desert Music and Scott Stroman's Songs for the Seasons along with our youth choirs.
Restart after COVID shutdown
Date Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020
The choir will operate with Zoom rehearsals for all members until meetings are permitted by Government guidelines.
Currently no groups may meet and sing. As the guidelines evolve to meet changing risk, we will hopefully move back to in-person rehearsals.