There is no doubt that over the past few years singing has exploded in the UK.
Whether this is down to numerous inspiring TV programmes documenting the emotion-fuelled journeys to create new choirs or the hunt for the best singing groups Britain has to offer, or the drive to get all our schools singing, the fact is that more and more people are enjoying the physical, emotional, social and of course, musical benefits of singing together.
At the same time, leading UK choirs – both professional and amateur - are recognised internationally as the best in the business. We draw on a unique, centuries-old singing heritage, which has adapted to and been enriched by today’s diverse society.
There has never been a more exciting time for singing, but collaboration between a wide range of singers often only exists in small and unconnected pockets.
Voices Now seeks to change this by bringing singers of all backgrounds and abilities together with world leaders.
We create celebrations of ensemble singing on a scale and ambition not seen before. We build on the groundswell of interest in singing with a rich artistic mix delivering the best choirs in the world, numerous opportunities for participation and a bold legacy: to develop new audiences and make singing even stronger.
Our first festival in March 2011 saw over 2,000 people perform to a live audience in excess of 5,000 with thousands more listening online and through national radio broadcasts.
Our partners are second to none. The Roundhouse comes with its own palpable sense of excitement. Known for the diversity of its audiences, it combines artistic brilliance with boundary crossing innovation and audience accessibility, making it the ideal venue for Voices Now. Making Music is the UK’s leading organisation for voluntary music with over 3,000 member groups including choirs, bands, festivals, orchestras, music clubs and more. If you would like to find a choir or singing group in your local area, Making Music can help you.
Together, we are committed to helping singing find its full voice.
Making Music is the UK’s number one organisation for voluntary music. Its 3,000 members join for the expert help they need to set up, run and develop music groups in their communities. From providing insurance to advising on anything from audience development to funding or simply putting people in touch with their local music community, Making Music aims to help everyone flourish in their music making.
Get singing! - www.voicesnow.org.uk/sing
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