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.
We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in getting funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to run an exciting new project – Grassroots Vocal Workshops.
This is an ongoing series of vocal workshops for anyone in the community who is feeling vulnerable or isolated. The workshops are open to allcomers and are designed give participants the opportunity to find their voices, express themselves as creative individuals and help them build a positive attitude about themselves. The workshops will be based around singing and drama, with energising warm-up games and exercises. The focus will be on participation and having fun, while introducing good basic posture and breathing practice for increased well-being.
Workshops are due to start in June 2021 and will run weekly for an initial period of six months
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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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