Singers Sought For New Brighton Festival Choir

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Brighton Festival & The Voice Project are inviting singers (aged over 16) to join a unique new choral project, The Arms of Sleep, as part of Brighton Festival 2018.

Set to be one of the highlights of the Brighton Festival programme, The Arms of Sleep is an unforgettable overnight sleepover experience created by directors Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker in which audiences encounter a unique dream-like and immersive night of music and stories, sound and images.

Guests will each be given a comfortable bed and spend the night surrounded by sound and shadows, drifting between sleep and wakefulness. The ethereally beautiful music has been written by Brighton-based composer Orlando Gough, Jonathan Baker and Helen Chadwick.

A co-production between The Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Brighton Festival and the Voice Project, The Arms of Sleep was a huge critical success when it premiered in May 2017 in Norwich.

Voice Project Co-Director Sian Croose said: ‘We’d like to welcome absolutely anyone over 16 with a desire to sing to join the choir. There are no auditions and all rehearsals are conducted in such a way that no previous experience of singing or music is required.’

Choir members will need to be available for up to three performances from Fri 11 May to Tue 15 May (approximately 7pm – 11pm, and returning at 6- 8am the following morning) and for rehearsal dates from 23rd January 2017. Brighton’s own ‘Kirsty Martin – Choral Conductor for Brighton Festival 2018’s Depart and Musical Director for several Brighton choirs – will be co-running some of the rehearsals.

A members’ fee of £20 will be required to join the choir, but there is a no-obligation taster session for anyone who thinks they may be interested in joining the choir at The Basement, 24 Kensington Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AJ on Wednesday 17th January 2018, 7.30 to 9.30pm.  Please contact the Voice Project administrators on info@voiceproject.co.uk  for bursary solutions.

To book the taster session and express your interest in the project visit: brightonfestival.org/news/call_out_for_singers_for_the_arms_of_sleep/  

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