Njabulo Madlala, a South African baritone, sang with New Commonwealth Voices at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day 2010. Shortly afterwards, he won the Kathleen Ferrier Award.
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"A great exciting sound and energy, I wish you every success! This choir is a vision for the modern Commonwealth today."
A vibrant young choir, New Commonwealth Voices was founded in 2010 by British conductor, Joy Hill and is run in association with the Royal Commonwealth Society. The President of the choir is Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
New Commonwealth Voices brings together singers from, or with ancestral ties to, each of the Commonwealth's 54 member states. Reflecting the diversity, unity and ethos of the modern Commonwealth, the choir celebrates the universal heritage of singing and song.
The choir's repertoire combines the stylistic and linguistic traditions of the Commonwealth's 54 member states, from indigenous to 'universal music'. The choir also aims to commission new music.
On 15 December 2010, the choir will be performing at the Commonwealth Carol Service in St Martins-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.
- passionate about the idea of performing in a choir at high profile Commonwealth events and venues?
- able to sight-read at basic level or able to learn music quickly 'by ear'?
- interested in meeting and performing with singers of diverse cultural backgrounds?
- keen to develop musically?
- born in, or have ancestral ties to, one or more of the 54 Commonwealth member states?
If your answer is 'yes' to the above, then why not come along and sing with NCV? The choir is re-launching this autumn.
The first rehearsal will take place on Wednesday 13th October, 7pm-9pm at St. Pancras Church (www.stpancraschurch.org). Rehearsals will then take place on alternate Wednesday evenings (venue to be confirmed). Subscriptions for one term cost £45 /concessions £25.
If you are interesed in attending a group audition for the choir, or in receiving further information please contact Joy Hill at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to hear from you...
New Commonwealth Voices in action...
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