Vocal High & Chaps Quoir
Raising funds for Maggs Day Centre
St Swithuns, Worcester – Sat 13th May 7:30
Tickets £12 from www.vocalhigh.com
If you haven’t heard of Vocal High yet, where have you been? It’s time to address that situation! This fabulous gaggle of songsters from across Worcestershire – as many as 40 of them at last count – have been bringing joy, in the form of songs of all shapes and sizes, to venues for 6 years now. Formed in 2016 by singer Paula Evans and keyboard player Chris Long, Vocal High sing a wide-ranging repertoire that draws on British and European folksong, songs from Georgia, quirky selections from the rock music world, the occasional shanty, and beyond; most of these are performed in unique arrangements by Paula and Chris. A close bond with the much-loved Australian group The Spooky Men’s Chorale saw Vocal High take the support slot for the Spook’s 2018 appearance at Huntingdon Hall, and now VH will be performing alongside Spooky-Man Dominic Stichbury and his own London-based Chaps Choir. Since 2013 their voices have filled the Royal FestivaL Hall, The Union Chapel and other major London venues. They’ve performed live on Sat night prime time TV, recorded at Abbey Road and been the subject of articles and news exploring men’s singer and male community.
The 2 choirs have been described as ‘Joy-inducing, heartstring-pulling’ and ‘Moving, witty and boisterous’ and you can catch both ensembles in a double-bill concert at St Swithun’s Church on Saturday 13th May – as well as being an unforgettable night of songs and shenanigans, the event is raising funds for Maggs Day Centre. Money raised through this concert and also at two sing-outs in Worcester City Centre during the day of the concert will go to Maggs, helping them to help homeless people in Worcester; providing an essential lifeline, safety, warmth and food, to those in need.
The event starts at 7.30 and tickets (£12) can be obtained from www.vocalhigh.com