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Liverpool to host a cappella singing festival

by Chris Parsons. Published Tue 24 Jan 2012 16:51
The Sense of Sound Choir
The Sense of Sound Choir

A three day celebration of a cappella singing is to take place at Liverpool’s Bluecoat and Black-E arts centres this March.

The Voices Festival takes place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March and brings a collection of musical genres and talent to the city.

Organised by one of the country’s leading vocal training companies, Sense of Sound, the festival will showcase a full range of a cappella singing styles, from hip hop to barbershop, and contemporary jazz to choral.

Director at Sense of Sound Saphena Aziz said: “I’m delighted to present this ground breaking conference as part of Liverpool’s decade of health and wellbeing.

“A great number of discoveries have occurred in the past few years, showing that singing has a fantastic, positive effect on health.

“This conference will allow practitioners to come together to share ideas, allowing us all to learn and keep this exciting field of health and wellbeing moving forward.”

The festival will be split into three parts with different activities taking place on each day over the weekend.

The festival will open with a National Conference for Singing and Health on Friday 16th. The one day event will provide an opportunity to share best practice and discover the latest breakthroughs through a number of presentations from top vocal experts.

On Saturday 17th, choirs from around the region will have the chance to perform in the Bluecoat Hub. This free day of music offers an opportunity to enjoy the musical diversity of a cappella singing and offers members of the public the chance to enjoy the music and take part.

Finally, a free day of family fun will take place at the Bluecoat on Sunday 18th to close the event. Interactive activities for people of all ages are to take place throughout the day giving any budding singers the opportunity to take part in various a cappella workshops.

The festival will end with a ‘Big Sing’, which will take place in the Bluecoat Hub on the afternoon of Sunday 18th.

Further information about the event can be found at www.senseofsound.net.



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