The Voice Squad Seniors are taken from Year 9 school groups and upwards, many only leaving when they are forced to move onto serious Adulting… the longest-standing member was still hanging in there aged 23!
This group rehearses for 2 hours+ weekly in term time. An internal system of Section Leaders and sectional rehearsals makes learning very quick and gives the singers some independence. Individuals are expected to prepare fully for weekly rehearsals, and contribute as team members.
Material covers a wide range including Musicals, Classical, Folk, Pop, Jazz, World Music and a whole lot more. The arrangements are pretty much all in harmony, and present challenges from some choreographed numbers to vocal percussion and foreign languages, which have included Latin, Italian and Mandarin! Music is fully memorised and presented in an imaginative way, while rehearsals cover a high level of technical understanding and exploration.
This group is not for the overly faint-hearted! But many have entered as shy, yet determined individuals, and with the support and opportunities offered inside the group have flourished over the years to become confident, personable and skilled young men and women.
Members are aged from Year 9 upwards, and entry is by audition only.
Fees are £60 per term, with a one-off, £10 joining fee and an additional cost for the required concert uniform.