This inspiring evening will contain a performance by the Feral Choir. It will be led by Phil Minton, a vocalist acclaimed worldwide. As well as his own performing career he has a wealth of experience as a choral director, leading others to find new areas of expression.
The Feral Choir is the name for a group of singers formed for a particular performance. This choir is formed in Liverpool for this event. If you are interested in what people can create together using the most natural instrument – the voice – this concert is for you.
The second choir are Juxtavoices, an anti-choir of about twenty-five voices whose repertoire includes members’ own compositions and arrangements of modernist poems and found texts. The scores provide a structure, but elements of improvisation shape the details so that no two performances will ever be the same.
Poetry is sound allied to meaning, and a multi-voice ensemble offers a fascinating way to hear this. Directed by Martin Archer and Alan Halsey, Juxtavoices uniquely combines the outer reaches of improvised music and innovative poetry.
“Precisely what art should be: challenging, reflective and dislocating. Voices struggling to articulate thought and emotion, whispered and screamed and seduced and accosted from nowhere”’ (Norman Paul Warwick).
If you would like to participate in the choir further information is available at: