Everyone has a voice.
Every culture connects through song, be it the call to prayer, the lullaby to soothe a child to sleep, the stirring sound of massed choirs joined in celebration, soaring high notes or simple harmonies. Stories are told over the years and tomorrow's concerns are laid bare in delicate whispers.
To communicate by singing is as old as the hills, as new as the dew. Traditions that go way back and resonate through the ages, bringing the wonder of the old to the ears and souls of today.
Classical voices and strings span the centuries, the continents, the cultures, the peoples—from opera to sufi, from Andalusia to Africa, from Welsh valley choirs to Turkish folk. To perfect the sound, singers study hard, use the whole range of their voices and bring out the full sound of the music—music that often has an ancient root.
So are all voices classical? Or just ones that sing old songs? Can pop voices be classical? Can classical voices be pop?
Whatever the journey, the human voice raised in song has the potential to strike a chord in everyone—so come sing or be sung to, hear strings plucked or bowed, open your ears and let the sounds of music, old and new, flood your soul.
Oh, you might want to dust off that ukulele and be part of a re-imagined operatic score, too. You know it makes sense...
— Caroline Hollway, Guest Artistic Director