The Voice Project is an open-access choir and choral theatre company, working with un-auditioned singers and experienced professionals. They compose and direct new choral productions of site specific work in the landscape and built environment, as well as film and digital projects, educational workshops and masterclasses.
It was established in 2008 by Directors Jonathan Baker and Sian Croose, Based in Norfolk, they work locally, nationally and internationally with a brilliant team of associate artists.
They aim to create an inclusive community in which anyone can participate and enjoy using and developing their singing voice. They offer opportunities for people taking part to be involved in the creative process of making a new performance piece, learn about their singing voices and develop their performing confidence.
In all their projects, they engage with big ideas around life, the universe and everything, and create adventurous ambitious work that engages audiences.
The Voice Project’s mission is to include and inspire, using the human voice as a starting point for collective acts of creative wonder and meaning. Post-pandemic, these offerings have increased in range and include creative writing, movement and film-making; they are committed to sustaining and developing our organisation in order to achieve this. They run a programme of public performance projects and open-access music education workshops, as well as an associate artist community which employs and promotes the work of 10 other artists.
Every project is built around a choir of up to 150 singers with a team of professionals – singers, instrumentalists, choreographers, set, sound and lighting designers – all involved in an intensive process of rehearsal, resulting in the premiere of a new piece. The community is key, and regardless of geography, the company sees project participants returning to take part, either in person or now online.
Having collaborated with composers and musicians of international reputation including Barbara Thompson, Jon Hassell, Nik Bärtsch, Denis Rollins, Gwilym Simcock and Arve Henriksen, they now create all our work in house with our highly experienced team, while inviting new guest artists and collaborators to join us for each project.