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 November 2020 it was awarded an Arts Council grant to deliver a new pilot project building on last year’s work with Sutton Academy, but venturing into new territory for VoiceChoice. Due to the challenging circumstances in education brought about by the global pandemic of Covid, we are piloting a method of running online creative workshops with Year 9. VoiceChoice leadership will be directing different groups of students in a series of inventive music and performance based activity via big screen projection. This will be followed by workshops with a full class of primary school children from Forest Glade Primary school with on the ground support from staff. It will run from November to the end of January 2021. If successful, we are planning to put a much larger project together in 2021 utilising the new approach, combining it with live delivery later in the year and culminating in live performance. Watch this space!
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!
YOUNG LEADERSHIP Project (part2)
Learning through progression-2019/20
Many creative educational projects struggle to maintain continuity in an era when “new” or “different” are the premium concepts for funding. We have discovered with this generously funded mentoring project, that we can create within an under-resourced and challenging environment, a relationship with growing teen-agers who can inspire and pass on information and experiences to younger students who wish to learn similar skills. At Sutton Academy, it was a novel experience for Years10/11 to be showing the new Year 9 the skills and confidence they learnt by participating in a previous VoiceChoice project.
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.
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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