WHAT WE DO
VoiceChoice, formerly Magdala, is an artist-led organisation that uses singing and opera as a source for inventive and creative projects offering opportunities and benefits for the wider community. The people who make up VoiceChoice are the professional creative team, the students – people of all abilities and backgrounds who come together to deliver projects based on music and singing.
VoiceChoice are delighted to announce that in May 2018 it was awarded an Arts Council grant to run an innovative new project in partnership with Nottinghamshire Music Hub and Sutton Academy The project, which ran from early summer to late autumn 2018, and initiated a skill sharing base between students. It has provided an ongoing community project involving primary school children, parents and teen-age mentors. We are looking to develop this project further in 2019/20 and are currently fundraising for this.
We use opera as a tool but what we are doing is showing people that they can actually achieve something they didn’t think was possible. For others who want to take an active interest in VoiceChoice, attend concerts and special events and make a vital contribution to funds, there is the opportunity to join the Friends scheme. See how you can get involved.For others who want to take an active interest in VoiceChoice, attend concerts and special events and make a vital contribution to funds, there is the opportunity to join the Friends scheme - See more at: http://www.voicechoice.org.uk/get-involved.html#sthash.NAYWgoJg.dpufFor others who want to take an active interest in VoiceChoice, attend concerts and special events and make a vital contribution to funds, there is the opportunity to join the Friends scheme - See more at: http://www.voicechoice.org.uk/get-involved.html#sthash.NAYWgoJg.dpufSee how you can get involved!
VoiceChoice recent project, Sutton Academy
Summer/Autumn 2018 project at Sutton Academy, Sutton-in-Ashfield saw a selection of 12 teenage mentors participating in a series of leadership training workshops which were based on skill-sharing and then developing the personal skills, knowledge and confidence to help deliver as Young Leaders with Brierley Forest Primary and Nursery school.
The delivery in the autumn was very exciting to witness as they grew weekly in confidence and in the realisation of their responsibility as leaders. This was not always easy and our team were sometimes stretched to the limit! However, we arrived with great excitement at the end of November with a unique show and our Young Leaders taking a lot of responsibility in the final delivery. An interesting highlight was that they all presented to the Academy staff and administration, a summary of what and how they had acquired these new skills and the long-term effects they hoped to witness. We are looking forward to developing this project to another level in 2019!
Professional development project
In 2019, VoiceChoice will be conducting professional development workshops with the staff of a Therapeutic school in Oxford, and running mini Opera Start workshops with schools in Nottingham, including the Boy's High School.
No events found.
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Voicechoice team set to work with year seven and teenage mentors on a new venture into song writing and creative performance based on Bizet's Carmen