December 8th 2019 - "Messiah 2019" - Leek
Moorland Voices ambitious December concert was a sell-out event. A packed Trinity Church in Leek was treated to an amazing and exceptional evening of music. Moorland Voices were supported by four international soloists to present a concert featuring Part 1 of Handel’s Messiah and other seasonal offerings.
Here are just some of the encouraging messages we received after the concert,
"Very much enjoyed the Messiah tonight. Moorlands Voices are to be congratulated on a superb performance.
It was a breath taking evening for everyone"
"Absolutely fabulous evening tonight. Well done to you and all. Loved it. The standard was really high.
Fabulous soloists and great orchestra"
"What a wonderful evening you produced yesterday! It was superb.
Congratulations to all of you for such a professional performance"
"Wow! what an amazing sound and a great evening's entertainment, looking forward to your next concert"
June 22nd & 23rd 2019 - Moorland Voices Tour of Norfolk
Moorland Voices travelled to the picturesque coast of North Norfolk to perform three concerts across two days.
The first performance on the morning of Saturday 22nd June took place at the tranquil location of the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and consisted of unaccompanied sacred choral music. Moorland Voices are proud to have been invited to perform at this venue.
On Saturday and Sunday evening we performed pieces from our wide repertoire of sacred and popular choral music, together with solo items performed by choir members. These events included our first performance of Bob Chilcott's "A Little Jazz Mass", accompanied by a jazz trio drawn from choir members.
We are also proud to announce that the event on Sunday evening raised funds for the organ restoration at the Parish Church of St Andrew the Apostle (Holt).
But it's not all work!! Moorland voices were able to combine the three performances with a boat trip to the bird and seal sanctuary at Blakeney Point and a guided tour of Mrs. Temple's cheese making facility where much sampling of the excellent cheese took place.
March 23rd 2019 - Moorland Voices brings choral Jazz to Wolstanton
Wolstanton Methodist Church welcomed Moorland Voices and was treated to an eclectic mix of solo, duet and instrumental pieces and featured guest Tenor Soloist Philip Cartwright accompanied by the amazing accordionist and pianist Stefan Andrusyschyn.
Moorland Voices thoroughly enjoyed performing in such a warm environment and comments made by the audience confirm that the evening was enjoyed by all.
We are also proud to announce that the event raised £500 for the Sands Charity (Stillbirth & neonatal death charity).
December 16th 2018 - Moorland Voices wows Cheadle Audience
Sunday the 16th of December was the date of Moorland Voices Christmas Concert that featured Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols with Denise Leigh, renowned Soprano soloist and accompanied by professional harpist, the talented Alice Kirwen.
We are proud receive such recognition and look forward to performing at such a wonderful venue in the future.
27th October 2018 - Moorland Voices hosts Choral Workshop in Leek
On the 27th of October 2018 Moorland Voices hosted a very sucessful choral workshop with over 120 attendees.
Led by Nigel Taylor, this year's work was Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols with Denise Leigh, renowned Soprano soloist and accompanied by professional harpist the wonderful Louise Thomson.
We hope all that attended had an enjoyable day and benefitted from the experience.
We, as Moorland Voices were pleased with the musicality and enthusiasm of the guests which led to what became a wonderful and memorable performance!
We thank you for your hard work and hope to see you all again.
April 19th 2018 - Local Choir Gains International Connections.
Further to their highly successful trip to South Africa last year and several well-received local concerts, Moorland Voices once again prove that they are becoming an “International” choir to rival the best.
On April 19th 2018, they left for The Netherlands where they joined their Dutch friends “de Faneweeven of Heerenvane” (the mad wives of Heerenvane) and gained a standing ovation at the end of their joint concert.
Two years ago, when the Dutch choir sang in Leek, both choirs enjoyed their collaboration, sharing a love of music and laughter. Moorland Voices are hoping their Dutch friends will revisit Leek in two years time.