Voices Now

8 – 10 May 2015

Voices Now is a celebration of singing and the most exciting UK festival for vocal groups. Whether you’re a singer yourself or just love to experience the incredible sound of people coming together to sing, you’ll discover something special at this three-day festival.

This year, the choirs are leading the programme, guided by some inspirational new curators. BBC Folk Musician of the Year Kathryn Tickell and Mercury Music nominee Sam Lee have worked with a diverse array of singers to develop unexpected and exciting collaborations, crossing musical genres and sharing techniques to achieve thrilling results.

15 groups ranging from gospel choirs to folk ensembles, school groups to all-male collectives are all in the mix.

Join us in the Roundhouse Main Space for our three evening shows: Louder, Brighter, More!, Saturday Sessions and Sunday World Service, plus a series of additional performances and workshops around the Roundhouse.

Choral directors:

  • Stephen Layton (Artistic Director Voices Now and Polyphony)
  • Osnat Schmool (Roundhouse Choir Director)
  • Chris Samuel (Community Choir leader)

Movement Director

  • Hazel Gould

The Voices Now 2015 choirs are B.I.G. Choir, Birmingham City Council Choir, Chaps Choir, ENO Community Choir, Milton Keynes Community Choir, Boyband, Codetta, Green Street Blues, Holst Singers, Magnificent AK47, Roundhouse Choir, Rutland Choral Society, Gurt Lush, Sheffield Young Singers, Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir.

Making Music Open Stage
Throughout the Saturday & Sunday of Voices Now, enjoy a series of free performances ranging from classical, barbershop, gospel, R&B, world and more taking place within the Roundhouse and at Camden Market from 12pm onwards.

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