FLEAS & FLOWERS, FIGURES & FOLKSONGS

Voices for the Future
VIRTUAL CHOIR PROJECT
Jan 25th – March 15th 2022

Featuring Miriam Rothschild (1908-2005) Entomologist and Conservationist and Alice de Rothschild (1847-1922) Garden Designer and Horticulturalist; the Queen of the SciencesMary Somerville (1780-1872) Mathematician, Astronomer and Artist, and Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) Mathematician. We kick off on Burn’s Night (Jan 25th) with some of the poet’s famous songs arranged by Scottish composer Helen Hopekirk  (1856 – 1945).

We have 6 x Tuesday sessions at 6.30pm and a number of special events.
You can catch up with missed sessions on videos below each week and download word sheets, music scores and sound files as they become available.

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NEXT SESSIONS

  • Session 1 Jan 25th – BURN’S NIGHT!! Join us for a sing-song of some of his popular songs arranged by Helen Hopekirk (1856 – 1945) – you can listen and sing-a-long to the track above using the word sheet or music score! – and there will be an introduction to the rest of the project
  • Session 2 Feb 1st – Learning parts for ADA BAB(BLE) – music which details the history of women in computing in the UK
  • Session 3 Feb 8th TEETH!! adding on a bit of a round by Nicola Lefanu
  • Session 4 Feb 15th – and now for some Entomologists Annonymous – a musical journey through some of the women whose work on insects in the UK has been exceptional
  • Session 5 Feb 22nd – Recording ADA BAB(BLE) ready for performance
  • Session 6 March 1st – Rehearsal for our Special Event – including some simple BSL signing
  • SPECIAL EVENT March 8th: International Women’s Day Zoom Concert – rehearsals tba.
  • PLENARY Date tbc

VOCAL EXERCISE NO. 1!
We are the  Voices for the Future VIRTUAL CHOIR
We are the  Voices for the Future VIRTUAL CHOIR
We sound AMA……..ZING
Every note in tune!
Can you hear us, Can you hear us
OH I think we’re on mute
We’re right off the scale……….

VOICES FOR THE FUTURE aims to discover, honour, and promote female voices past and present and to inspire, guide and build diverse VOICES FOR THE FUTURE.