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Perri and Neil to perform at The Pentecost Pageant on Sunday 15th May

There is a rather special street festival happening in Liverpool on Sunday 15th May which will showcase many creative artists doing their thing on Hope Street the road that houses the 2 spectacular cathedrals at either end; The Neo-monolithic Anglican cathedral and The rocket shaped Catholic cathedral more commonly known as Paddy’s Wigwam.

The day of musical activities and performances will begin at midday and end at 5pm. Here is the line up and Perri and Neil are the well deserved headliners on the Falkner Street stage bringing their own unique brand of self penned and specially arranged jazz inspired, perfectly crafted prolific songs:

  • 12.00: Empire Youth Theatre
  • 12.45:  Maria Motherland
  • 13.30:  Sefton Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • 14.20:  Liverpool Welsh Choral
  • 15.50:  What We Did Next
  • 16.30:  Perri and Neil

Hopefully the sun will be shining in which case this free event will be a glorious day to indulge in and remember.Perri and Neil

 

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Cream Classics at Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral

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Cream Classics took place at Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral on April 15th and 16th. The spectacular event which took place in partnership with the iconic dance house Cream, Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra and DJs K-Klass was a spectaular success. Sense of Sound under the Musical Direction provided the six vocalists and you can see the event in picture in Mark McNulty’a blog, Cream Classics

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Hug – Verity Standen

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HUG – Verity Standen
7 April, 6.45pm, 7.30pm and 8.15pm

“Song erupts around you in what is described as a choral sound-bath. It’s startling, moving and genuinely immersive” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Unable to visually gauge their surroundings, participants experience the performance through sound, breath and vibrations of the body as a choir of voices deliver the song. Playing with sense and perspective, HUG is a unique examination of the human voice’s power. Presented by Derelict and Word of Warning and supported by UCLan.

HUG is currently touring the UK and internationally following critically acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Southbank Centre, London. For Manchester and Preston it brings together a brand new ensemble of local voices for three days only.  Sense of Sound’s Jennifer john will be joining the tour for the Manchester and Preston performances.

Free, booking essential. Tickets available here

Access Information:

With no interval, each performance lasts approximately 25 minutes.
Each audience member is blindfolded and hugged by a singer. Unable to visually gauge their surroundings, participants experience the performance through sound, breath and vibrations of the body.

For specific age and access information please email [email protected] or call 0161 232 6086.

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Valentine’s Day at the Synagogue

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February 14th of course, traditionally marks the time for demonstrations of love, friendship and affection.

It shouldn’t matter what it says on the calendar to express these things but Perri and Neil are delighted to have been asked to perform on Valentine’s Day at the Princes Road Synagogue. It’s a Grade 1 listed building in serious need of repair and the proceeds of the gig will go towards its upkeep.

Neil will perform a mix of original and classic solo guitar pieces. Perri and Neil will also do some of the compositions they wrote together, a few of the obscure covers that they love and a selection of romantic songs, appropriately by Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, Burt Bacharach and Randy Newman.

Entrance is strictly by ticket only: £12/ £8 concessions and the ticket price includes light refreshments.
To obtain tickets and for more details contact:
Petula on 0151 709 3431

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Come and join our community choir, Up For Arts

 

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Up For Arts Community Choir is now open to new members. No experience or auditions are necessary, just enthusiasm.

The choir specialises in a cappella singing and songs include contemporary pop, musical theatre, and soul..plus lots more…

Their performances have included the opening of the new Everyman Theatre, BBC Wolf Hall event at the Anglican Cathedral and we performed in a play ‘the Events’ at the Everyman Theatre not to mention taking part in Choir of the Year competition.

Here come the details

When: Every Wednesday…starting January 6th

What time: 6pm to 9pm

Where: BBC Radio Merseyside, Hanover Street/College Lane, Liverpool 1

How much: £5.00

If you are interested in joining then please get in touch…

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0151 702 7799

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Sense of Sound’s choir to perform at Leaf’s 5th Birthday party on Friday 20th November

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LEAF on Bold Street is a unique, independent teashop and bar located in the heart of Liverpool city centre. On Friday 20th November the venue will celebrate it’s 5th birthday and Sense of Sound Singers will be among the guests invited to perform. Other guest artists include Hackney Colliery Brass Band and DJ Andy Mac. The event kicks off at 8pm and is free. Come and celebrate with us. It’s set to be a great night.

Venue: 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ, United Kingdom

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Jennifer John sings Wayfaring Stranger in Terence Davies’ “Sunset Song” film soundtrack

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Terence Davis’ latest movie is an adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s novel, Sunset Song. The film of the same title is set for national release on December 4th so you will be able to see at a cinema near you then. Set against the backdrop of the first world war, it stars Agyness Deyn, Kevin Guthrie and Peter Mullan. 
Sense of Sound’s Artistic Director, Jennifer John features on the film soundtrack singing a stunning version of the old folk/gospel classic, The Wayfaring Stranger. You can listen to a small section of the song here in The Guardian’s official trailer for the film.

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Sense of Sound Singers to host a special Christmas concert at Capstone Theatre on Friday 11th December


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What an incredible year of performances Sense of Sound Singers has had this year. From featuring in the BBC’s specially arranged Wolf Hall international buyers’ conference at the spectacular Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, to guesting at Liverpool International Music Festival as part of the commissioned gig, Herstory concert and appearing as the featured choir at the England/Uruguay game as part of this year’s Rugby World Cup it has been a non stop series of amazing events. The choir continues to go from strength to strength. Another major highlight was the charity concert at Liverpool Echo Arena in support of the Syrian refugee crisis. The concert, From Liverpool with Love which was hosted by comedian John Bishop and BBC Radio 1 DJ, Janice Long raised £40k and Sense of Sound Singers along with many other bands including OMD, Mic Lowry, The Farm, The Christians and Space performed a powerful a cappella set.

In celebration of all things a cappella, the choir will be hosting a special Christmas concert at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool on Friday 11th December. The concert will showcase a combination of contemporary soul, RnB, jazz and folk influenced material alongside some festive offerings performed in their own unique style under the musical direction of Perri Alleyne-Hughes. There will also be a guest appearance by the spoken word artist/rapper, Curtis Watt.

Venue: The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool
L6 1HP

Tickets: £12/10 (with an additional £2.25 fulfilment fee per order) and can be purchased through Ticket Quarter 

Show starts at 7.30pm

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SINGING DAY – with “Barbieshop” – Saturday 28th November *Special offer for members of choirs*

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THIS IS A SPECIAL OFFER FOR MEMBERS OF CHOIRS WHO WISH TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER. YOU CAN BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR THE SPECIAL PRICE OF £17.50

When you phone The Bluecoat (0151 702 5324) to book your place you need to do the following:
1. Quote the special reference – “ANDREWS SISTERS”
2. Give your full name
3. Give the name of the choir that you are a member of.

Barbieshop are a Liverpool-based female a cappella trio who bring a whole new take on close harmony. As a group they perform a variety of styles; from The Andrews Sisters to Queen, Duke Ellington to Bugsy Malone, Radiohead to Bizet. Most of the songs are arranged by the girls themselves which contributes to their unique style & sound.

Join Barbieshop for a day of learning specialist a cappella close knit harmony arrangement skills, those oh-so-important performance skills & a dash of simple choreography to make the songs complete

They have been described as “A modern day Andrew Sisters but with more va va voom!” Barbieshop are three songbirds who specialise in delivering close knit harmony with their special arrangements of old classics and contemporary hits.

When: SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
Time: 10am until 4pm
Where: The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 4JN
How Much: £25/£20 Concessions

Call 0151 702 7799 for ticketing information – please leave details

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Edinburgh: The Free Voice masterclass led by Artistic Director, Jennifer John – 25th October 2015

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Jennifer John is the founder and Artistic Director of award winning music company, Sense of Sound. Her work as a choral director, vocal arranger and performer spans 30 years and has seen her working internationally alongside some of the most established artists within the commercial music industry including Damon Albarn, Thea Gilmore, Paco Peña, Brian Eno, Jon Bon Jovi and Paloma Faith.
Her work as a singer, performance coach, vocal practitioner and choral director has seen her featured on Gareth Malone’s BAFTA winning The Choir: Boys Don’t Sing and Last Choir Standing. Her specialism within the world of choral direction is a- cappella singing which incorporates the development of vocal technique, improvisation and composition.
Currently she is the lead singing in Killerfernandez and alongside her writing partner, Philipp Moll is excited to be producing album no. 2 in the spring of 2016.”

The Free Voice masterclass  will include physical and vocal warm up techniques, vocal techniques and choral dynamics. The workshop will be a-cappella and will focus on different musical styles of soul, jazz and pop.

There will be a chance to ask questions about vocal development and we will discuss the importance of performance delivery and focus. All of the above will be approached with good humour and a lot of fun.

The masterclass will run from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 25th October and take place at

The Gillis Centre
100 Strathearn Road
Edinburgh EH9 1BB

Booking: Contact Clare Crombie by email – [email protected] or by phone  – 07909 680397

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