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 deliver The 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 a relaxed 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.