FOSSILS & FUNGI

Voices for the Future
VIRTUAL CHOIR PROJECT
Sept 7th – Oct 19th 2021

Featuring Mary Anning (1799-1847)Palaeontologist and Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Mycologist and Author

We have 7 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

  • SPECIAL EVENT Friday 15th 4.30pm Extra rehearsal for optional ZOOM Performance
  • SPECIAL EVENT : Oct Sunday 17th – 2pm Dress Rehearsal and 5pm ZOOM PERFORMANCE of our Voices for the Future – Mary Anning Project for Sidmouth Science Festival
  • Session 7 Oct 19thPLENARY for Fossils & Fungi + the start of our next project LOBSTERS & LIMERICKS: Oct 19th – Nov 23rd 2021
  • SPECIAL EVENT: The results of the Beatrix Potter Song Competition will be announced on Wed 10th November at 3.30pm by Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir. We hope you will help to sing the winning entry!

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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’t you hear us, Can’t you hear us
OH I think we’re on mute
We’re right off the scale……….

Session 6 Oct 12th Mary Anning BSL Signing

Here’s an extra chorus for Mary Anning!

Mary Anning CHORUS by Sidmouth Primary
Session 5 Oct 5th Mary Anning

You can use the track below to practice the tune of the NOT Mary Anning Round on it’s own. Here are the words. The music score is below if you prefer that.

NOT Mary Anning Round WORDS
She sells sea shells on the sea shore
The shells she sells are sea shells I’m sure
For if she sells sea shells on the sea shore
Then I’m sure she sells sea shore shells

PRACTICE TRACK 1 – NOT Mary Anning – She sells sea shells TUNE

You can use the tracks below to practice how your part fits in with everyone else if you are taking part in the performance on Oct 17th. The word sheet with the structure, and music scores are just below.

She Sells Sea Shells All sung parts Section 1 with clicks
She Sells Sea Shells All sung parts Section 2 with clicks
She Sells Sea Shells Full SONG with clicks

You can use the tracks below to record whichever parts you wish for the Voices for the Future VIRTUAL CHOIR

She Sells Sea Shells Voice 1 Section 1
She Sells Sea Shells Voice 1 Section 2
She Sells Sea Shells Voice 2 Section 1
She Sells Sea Shells Voice 3 Section 1
She Sells Sea Shells Voice 3 Section 2
She Sells Sea Shells Voice 4 Section 1
She Sells Sea Shells Voice 4 Section 2
Session 4 Sept 28th Singing Together with British Sign Language on ZOOM!
PRACTICE TRACK 9 – Beatrix Potter – FULL TRACK + CLICKS
Patient Miss Potter Practice Track- a joining in chorus for “Beatrix Potter’s Secret Kingdom” Oct 2nd 1pm
Session 3 Sept 21st The whole Beatrix Potter Song – getting ready to record and make the whole choir sound
PRACTICE TRACK 8 – Beatrix Potter Verse 2 ALL VOICES TOGETHER
Session 2 Sept 14th Beatrix Potter & the Postman! and a tongue twister which is NOT about Mary Anning!
PRACTICE TRACK 5 – Beatrix Potter Verse 2 Voice 1
PRACTICE TRACK 6 – Beatrix Potter Verse 2 Voice 2
PRACTICE TRACK 7 – Beatrix Potter Verse 2 Voice 3
(NB it starts with Voice 2 and has the alternative notes part way through)
Session 1 Sept 7th Introductions and Vocal Exercises
PRACTICE TRACK 2 – Beatrix Potter Verse 1 Voice 1
PRACTICE TRACK 3 – Beatrix Potter Verse 1 Voice 2
PRACTICE TRACK 4 – Beatrix Potter Verse 1 ALL VOICES TOGETHER

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.