Virtual Choir Past Triumphs!!!

Voices for the Future VIRTUAL CHOIR spent 2021/2022 having fun with interactive rehearsals led by Frances M Lynch and music by women composers, some specially composed, focused around projects celebrating women in science past and present.

Browse through the choir’s 7 zoom performances from 5 main projects with electric voice theatre and listen to the 7 pieces of music, including world premieres, that we recorded.

FLEAS & FLOWERS: March 22nd – April 12th 2022
Featuring Miriam Rothschild (1908-2005) Entomologist and Conservationist and Alice de Rothschild (1847-1922) Garden Designer and Horticulturalist.

“Entomologists Anonymous”
Frances M Lynch
Miriam Rothschild (1908-2005) Entomologist and Conservationist

Figures & Folksongs: Jan 25th – March 8th 2022
Featuring the Queen of the SciencesMary Somerville (1780-1872) Mathematician, Astronomer and Artist, and Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) Mathematician. We kicked off on Burn’s Night (Jan 25th) with some of the poet’s famous songs arranged by Scottish composer Helen Hopekirk  (1856 – 1945).

“Wishing” from “Rory’s Rounds”
Nicola Lefanu
Mary Somerville (1780-1872) Mathematician, Astronomer
Frances M Lynch 
Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) Mathematician
A selection of well-known Burns Songs arranged by Helen Hopekirk (1856 – 1945) from her set of “70 Scottish Songs” was created for the Voices for the Future VIRTUAL CHOIR to celebrate Burns Night on Jan 25th 2022. This is a sample recording for everyone to join in performed by Frances M Lynch.

LOBSTERS & LIMERICKS: Oct 19th – Nov 23rd 2021
A special celebration of Marine Biologist Isabella Gordon ( 1901- 1988) and her part in the 60th Birthday Festivities for Emperor Hirohito in Japan, 60 years ago!

“Lobsters and Limericks”
Frances M Lynch
Isabella Gordon ( 1901- 1988) Marine Biologist
“Jesus Christ the Apple Tree” 
Elizabeth Poston (1905–1987) 
St Columba’s Women

St Columba’s Women: Nov 23rd – Dec 7th 2021
The Virtual Choir sang “Jesus Christ the Apple Tree” by Elizabeth Poston as part of a celebration of the life of St Columba, on the 1,500th Anniversary of his birth.

FOSSILS & FUNGI: Sept 7th – Oct 19th 2021
Featuring Mary Anning (1799-1847)Palaeontologist and Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Mycologist and Author

Beatrix Potter and the Postman
Frances M Lynch
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Mycologist and Author
“”NOT Mary Anning (She Sells Sea Shells on the Sea Shore)”” 
Frances M Lynch
Mary Anning (1799-1847)Palaeontologist

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.