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Music - Choir Concert, Sat 6 Jul 2019, £5-£14

The Voice Project at Holkham Hall

The Voice Project at Holkham Hall

The Voice Project at Holkham Hall

Details

Norwich’s multi award-winning Voice Project Choir are presenting two very special summer performances in the spectacular grounds and gardens of Houghton Hall near Kings Lynn on Saturday 6 July at 5.30pm and 8pm.

I Reach Right Up to the Sun is being specially created to be performed among the exhibits for Henry Moore at Houghton Hall - Nature and Inspiration. All the music is written specially for the 100 voices of the choir by composers Karen Wimhurst, Helen Chadwick, Orlando Gough and Voice Project co-director Jonathan Baker. As ever the choir will be conducted by Jon’s fellow Voice Project co-director Sian Croose.

Jon and Sian have worked closely with Houghton Hall to create a promenade performance that allows the audience to gently stroll around the exhibits and view them from a fresh perspective, creating a new interaction between sculpture and ethereal vocal music.

The exhibition is the first significant show in East Anglia of Moore’s work. It sits alongside Houghton Hall’s permanent exhibits which include iconic works by landscape artist Richard Long, Rachel Whiteread and James Turrell.

Lord Cholmondeley, owner of Houghton Hall, said ‘We are delighted to welcome the Voice Project Choir to Houghton to perform in the grounds around the house. The Choir is sure to produce an interesting counterpoint to our Henry Moore exhibition, and it will be fascinating to see and hear how the music will work amongst these great outdoor sculptures’.

The Voice Project was founded in 2008 by experienced singers and educators Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker as an education charity to run regular courses in singing for people of all abilities. The choir is totally open access and anyone can join whether they have any experience of singing or not. Despite this, their performances are produced to exacting professional standards. The choir has been regularly commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and performed with significant guests from the jazz and contemporary music fields. Their broadcasts include TV on BBC 1 and ITV, prime time French television and radio broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. For full details of all the Voice Project’s activities visit www.voiceproject.co.uk

Henry Moore (1898 – 1986) is considered to be one of the most important British artists of the 20th Century and arguably the most internationally celebrated sculptor of the modern era. Houghton Hall was built in the 1720s for Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister. It is the family home of the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, Walpole's descendent, and his family.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsHelicopter landing

Children welcome

Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2007 by Historic Houses Association. Visit England - Quality Rose Marque. HHA Member, RHS Partner Garden, National Gardens Scheme Member.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 6 Jul 2019 17:30
Performances at 5.30pm and 8pm.

Prices

Tickets £14 (£12 concs), under 12’s £5, donation rate £20

Address

Houghton,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE31 6UE

Location

Directions

See location of Houghton Hall and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 791287  Lat: 52.82605 Long: 0.65682

By Road: Sat Nav postcode PE31 6TY
Houghton Hall is situated 13 miles East of King's Lynn/10 miles west of Fakenham - just off the A148 at New Houghton. Signed by brown signs off the A148. Follow signs through park gates to car park. A special area is designated for disabled parking near the house.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station is King's Lynn.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2007 by Historic Houses Association. Visit England - Quality Rose Marque. HHA Member, RHS Partner Garden, National Gardens Scheme Member.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
  • grass and gravel

  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit