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Welcome to Vocal Explosion!

We are home to three choirs,

Dearest VE gorgeous persons
Below are the dates of rehearsals & performances for our Autumn term
as you will see we have a lovely mix of events to work towards-Yay!.

We start the term early for those singers who have signed up to perform at the Big Green Cardigan Festival and then ,for those singers not involved in the Festival ;
we begin our Main term in St Clements on Thursday Sept 14th.
We welcome new singers with a free taster to check us out!
All new singers are very welcome.You don’t have to read music.we just ask that you can hold a tune ,work hard and have a sense of humour !

There are now two video clips of the recent gig in the vocal explosion Facebook page -please share them & like them!!!
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1451500738274020&id=382816661809105&_rdr

Below are dates for your Autumn term diary
Autumn party not included….yet!!

£7 / £5 CONCS TO BE PAID PER HALF TERM
£10-‘ONE OFF’ SESSIONS

GIG & REHEARSAL DIARY;

THE TERM WILL START EARLY FOR MEMBERS DOING THE GREEN CARDIGAN GIG ON

SEPTEMBER 3RD SUNDAY SESSION – 3-6 pm-
all singers doing the festival need to attend

-one off payment of £10
IN ST CLEMENTS -please bring refreshments with you

THURSDAY 7TH SEPT- FINAL REHEARSAL IN CHURCH WITH FULL BAND 7.30-9.30PM
SEPT 10TH GREEN CARDIGAN GIG

MEET AT 10.45 FOR WARM UP- IN FRONT OF MAIN STAGE
11 AM SOUNDCHECK ON STAGE WITH BAND
PERFORMANCE 12-12-45 PM
ALL NAMES HAVE NOW BEEN SUBMITTED-PLEASE PICK UP YOUR WRISTBAND/ TICKET AT THE FESTIVAL entrance

-PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR LOCATION DETAILS;
http://www.biggreencardigan.com/where-are-we/

TERM STARTS WITH NEW MEMBERS & NON GREEN CARDIGAN PERFORMERS ON ;SEPT 14TH….

ST CLEMENTS (BACK DOOR)
7.30-9.30PM

SEPT 14TH – OCT 12TH INCLUSIVE (first half of term)
OCT 19TH -NO SESSION -HALF TERM BREAK

SECOND HALF OF TERM IS;
OCT 26TH-DEC 7TH INCLUSIVE

PERFORMANCES:

OCTOBER 28TH
ST MICHEALS HOSPICE BIG SING AT ST JOHNS CHURCH
6 PM WARM UP AT BOBS HOUSE NEARBY details TBC
PERFORMANCE EITHER 7PM OR 7.30PM

NOVEMBER 8TH -INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
PERFORMING WITH KATHKALI & ROMANY DANCE COMPANY
HASTINGS MUSEUM
WED 8TH NOVEMBER
TIME TBC
DECEMBER 9TH -MIDWINTER PERFORMANCE
ST CLEMENTS CHURCH
THIS YEAR WILL BE SLIGHTLY LESS PRESSURE ON THE CHOIR – AS WE WILL LEARN A BIT LESS NEW REPERTOIRE (STILL SOME)-
& COMBINE IT WITH SOME OLD EPIC FAVOURITES
HAVE MORE INSTRUMENTAL GUESTS
PLUS GARRY & EDD BLAKELEY
AND WE WILL HAVE MORE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SINGING CAROLS !!!!!

I AM LOOKING FOR SUITCASES WITH WHEELS AND WORKING HANDLES TO STORE OUR EVER GROWING LIGHTING & MUSICAL EQPT – THAT CAN BE TRANSPORTED EASILY FOR GIGS-
IF YOU HAVE ANY OLD working ONES YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET RID OF PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP!
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN KINDLY STORE OUR CHOIR STAGING IN THEIR GARAGE

have a great summer
see you in SEPT

we provide :
Vocal workshops for all sectors of the community

Mass sings
Performance work
Compositional pieces for voice and instrument

Home to three choirs;

Brighton Vocal Explosion
Hastings Vocal Explosion
Gospel Soul Choir.

For more information on any and all choirs, feel free to click on the sections above!

MASS SING

mass sing

Imagine the sound of thousands people singing together and making a unified sound within minutes. It works in the same format as a performance, with Juliet Russell on stage leading the whole of the audience to create a huge upbeat vocal sound in the shortest space of time.Within minutes world harmonies are layered up with an undercurrent of strong, evocative rhythms, the event lasts between 30 and 45 minutes and works with between 200 and 5,000 participants…Read More

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CHOIRS IN SUSSEX

Brighton Vocal Explosion Choir

brighton choir

Much of the music that Brighton VE choir performs, draws on global influences layering up beautifully evocative harmonies over strong rhythms which are delivered by powerful singers. Much of the repertoire is composed especially by Juliet Russell. This choir is audition only but we are currently looking for new singers to join us – please email vocalexplosionintro@gmail.com

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Hastings Vocal Explosion Choir

hastings ve

MIDWINTER – THE NEW CD FROM HASTINGS VOCAL EXPLOSION IS OUT NOW. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

A big sound open to all adults, this choir sings world influenced music that incorporates many styles from the hot rhythms of Africa to the stunning harmonies of Eastern Europe and beyond. Come and have a FREE taster session, then if you like us, join for the term! Read More


Hastings Gospel Soul Choir

A community choir open to all singers, with or without experience, led by Vocal Explosion’s director Juliet Russell.

Come along and sing old style soul and gospel complete with powerful harmonies and driving rhythms.

New singers are welcome to a *FREE* taster session, then if you like us, join for the term! Read More