“Those of us in choirs are just the present trustees. When the time comes and we pass our choirs on to the next generation, we must ensure they are in excellent shape.” – Tim Knight
The brand new and exciting choral festival, Voices Yorkshire has been created for a number of reasons. The idea was the brainchild of our esteemed Principal, Tim Knight and it has developed into a festival that will help Yorkshire choirs grow, develop, reach new audiences, create new collaborations and attract new members. Music and singing together is incredibly powerful. As a team, we believe strongly in the power of music and how it has the ability to heal, to share joy, to inspire, to build bridges, to build community and friendships. That is why Voices Yorkshire was created. That is why it will always be more than just a choral festival.
We are delighted to confirm that the first event under the Voices Yorkshire banner, Sing Day Leeds, was a huge success. The team here at the college worked hard behind the scenes registering the interested choirs and securing the right venues and ultimately all the hard work paid off. It was a day when choirs came together to support each other; when the people of Leeds were treated to choral performances right across the city and when friendships were made, new collaborations were created and new audiences were delighted.
A big thank you to the wonderful, iconic and prestigious venues in Leeds who supported Sing Day Leeds and hosted a range of fabulous Yorkshire choirs. The Corn Exchange, The Victoria Centre, Temple Newsam, Marks and Spencer, Owlcotes, The Leeds City Museum, The Tiled Hall Cafe in the Art Gallery and The Old Fire Station at Gipton. All these amazing venues were enthusiastic supporters of our first event and helped set the bar high for future Sing Days across Yorkshire.
Sing Day Huddersfield Is Next!
On Saturday 30th March, venues across Huddersfield will be hosting a range of Yorkshire choirs and filling the air with the beautiful and joyous sound of people singing together.
Currently we have three venues confirmed: The Art Gallery, The Packhorse Shopping Centre and The Piazza Centre. We are in talks with several other venues and hope to make further announcements soon.
“Choirs need a constant supply of new audiences and new singers. We cannot expect them to magically appear, we must get out there and take our music to the people. We must share our love for choral music, we must respect other choirs and their choices of music and work with other choirs to support each other. If we come together, we will create an even bigger and brighter thriving choral scene across our region.” – Tim Knight
At Sing Day Leeds, we were delighted to see Tim’s vision come alive. Choirs were supporting one another and indeed, new collaborations and performances have been planned where several choirs are coming together to do joined-up events.
We’re looking forward to making Sing Day Huddersfield another rip-roaring success!
If you have yet to register your choir, then do so NOW. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.voicesyorkshire.co.uk for more information
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