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Hackney Voices Community Choir
Tue 8 Jan 2019 : 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Come and sing funky, uplifting songs from all over the world!
Hackney Voices Community Choir has been running in the heart of Hackney for over 7 years. This popular choir sings songs from the rich and varied traditions of Africa, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Spain and the Caribbean as well as British/Celtic folk and arrangements of classic pop songs. Led by Natural Voice Practitioners, Cleo Bayley and Joanna Foster, Hackney Voices performs regularly in the local community and beyond. The sessions are friendly, informal and everything is taught by ear so it’s fine if you don’t read music. So if you’re an ‘Only in the bath’ singer, a ‘would be performer’ or you just feel the need for more fun in your life….THIS IS IT!
Prices per class: £10/£8 concession
Prices per term: £110/£88 for this 11-week term
Your first session is free
Age range suitability: 16+
Our Theatre is Wheelchair accessible
‘I have been a member of Hackney Voices, the community choir guided so brilliantly by Jo and Cleo, for nearly 7 years, since the choir began. The sessions are always uplifting and the songs culturally varied, including original material beautifully arranged.
We have sung to our local community in a variety of different venues and have collaborated with Jo and Cleo’s acapella group Anima, creating work with other choirs, soloists, and creative groups such as Circa as part of Lift festival. With Anima’s inspirational teaching we learnt challenging new material in a relaxed and good humoured way, and were prepared to perform in a professional way to a paying audience.’ Cath Johnson
‘When I first joined Joanna Foster and Cleo Lane’s Hackney Voices I was more than a little nervous. I had been one of those at school who had been told to be quiet while the others sang. It was the best decision I’ve made in years. I can sing! Thanks to them. They are both inspiring teachers and I’ve been a member of the choir now for over five years, and have watched the incredible way that they take absolute beginners and experienced singers and weld into a beautiful singing group.’ Vernon Phillpot