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We have all had our lives fundamentally changed by the Covid-19 pandemic and for some people those changes have created or exacerbated domestic abuse situations that have left them vulnerable and with nowhere to turn. Based locally, in Woking, Your Sanctuary offers sanctuary, support and empowerment to anyone affected by domestic abuse and enables children to be seen, heard and validated - never has this mission been more important which is why we have chosen to support this charity now.
Giving page link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund...
If you have enjoyed our first performance then you may wish to donate to our chosen charity, Little Roo Neonatal Fund. We have a justgiving page set up and you can donate here: *https://www.justgiving.com/waltonvoices*
We are really excited to share with you all our second virtual choir performance in lockdown. Here we are performing Ola Gjeilo's beautiful 'Ubi Caritas' with our wonderful accompanist Hannah Stanley soloing and our Musical Director, Johnny Kilhams conducting us.
We have chosen Mind as our charity for this performance because mental health matters. Mind are inundated at the moment so every penny will go an extremely long way. Here is our sponsorship page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraisin...
Chichester Cathedral 2019
with Southdowns Concert Band
Thank you for your interest in Walton Voices. We welcome new members throughout the year. We perform three major concerts a year and several smaller events for local and national charities. We are under the direction of Jonathan Kilhams who has brought our community aspect to the fore and we regularly find ourselves doing workshops with schools, singing in nursing homes and being a choir for the community.
Walton Voices are proud to welcome singers from all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, relationship status, disability, religious beliefs or financial standing. We don't have a formal audition procedure, all we ask is that you have a love for singing and give us a go.
Our rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings 7.45pm-10pm at Bell Farm Primary School, Hersham Road, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames KT12 5NB.
Important Update - Coronavirus - COVID 19
Although we have had to suspend our face to face rehearsals and performances for the time being, lockdown hasn't stopped us making music together! We have been meeting and rehearsing online every week.
Here is our fourth virtual project for you all to enjoy. This time we have chosen a favourite of ours, Flight Song by Kim André Arnesen. We have performed this many times in concert but never virtually! All choirs have had to adapt how they sing together in 2020 and we are very much looking forward to getting back together face to face but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy our fourth virtual performance
The imagery talks of each singer's hidden song, and the conductor drawing that song from the singers. The arms of the conductor, like great wings, shape the singing; music is compassion and the singers' longing is to fly towards other's suffering. Something the resonates quite strongly this year and with many choirs around the country.
Kim André Arnesen
Euan Tait Librettist and Retreat Leader
Johnny Kilhams Music
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Video highlights of 2018/2019
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