Voices in Meantime

Do you love singing jazz music? Have you ever dreamt of performing on stage? This autumn Greenwich residents of every ability are invited to take part in a unique singing project, Voices in Meantime.  Participants will perform on the same line up as UK jazz sensation Norma Winstone MBE as part of Greenwich Jazz 2010. Greenwich Jazz runs from 12 to 21 November and is part of The Greenwich Festivals, launched in June by Greenwich Council.

On Thursday 18 November, Voices in Meantime will join the Trinity Laban Jazz Choir at Blackheath Halls performing as part of the London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3.  The group will meet for five Thursday evening rehearsals at Trinity Laban on the Old Royal Naval College site in Greenwich in the run up to the unique performance. Rehearsals begin on 7 October.

During the rehearsals the choir, directed by renowned jazz musician and vocal director, Pete Churchill, will explore different styles of jazz and learn both original compositions and standards by ear. This project is suitable for singers of all abilities - complete beginners and experienced singers are both welcome. It costs £25 to take part and is free for teachers in the borough of Greenwich. Participants must be over 18.

Voices in Meantime is run by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with support from Greenwich Council. To take part or get further information contact Katie Windsor on 0208 305 3883 or [email protected]

Pete Churchill says: "This is a great opportunity for singing enthusiasts to perform alongside one of the UK's greatest jazz singers. Greenwich Jazz is an exciting time - with performances happening all over the borough - and it's great to be part of that.  You don't need to have any experience or be able to sight-read to take part - you just need lots of enthusiasm! Over the five rehearsals the choir will learn about the different styles of jazz music and sing some wonderful tunes, all leading up to the thrilling final performance at Blackheath Halls".

For press information please contact Rosanna Chianta on 020 8305 9520 or [email protected]

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