The Arms of Sleep – The Voice Project Choir
Fall into The Arms of Sleep with the Voice Project Choir
World premiere of sleepover project from renowned Norfolk choir
The Arms of Sleep is an overnight sleepover experience, for adults, in which you can experience a unique dream-like and immersive night of music and stories, sound and images. It is the most extraordinary event yet from Norfolk’s innovative Voice Project Choir and it takes place at The Assembly House Norwich, from 22-26 May as part of the 2017 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
Arriving in the elegant Georgian surroundings of The Assembly House, each guest (maximum 40 people) will be given a bed in which to spend the night, drifting into sleep surrounded by sound and shadows. Voice Project Co-Director Sian Croose said ‘We aim to create an atmosphere where the audience can spend the night surrounded by sound and shadows, balancing and drifting between sleep and wakefulness’. The ethereally beautiful music for The Arms of Sleep has been written by Jonathan Baker, Orlando Gough, Jon Hopkins and Helen Chadwick, much of it specially composed for the event. There will be atmospheric themed films and visuals from artist Sal Pittman of KlangHaus.
The Voice Project have taken their unique vision of what a community choir can be to international jazz festivals around the UK and mainland Europe, appeared on prime time French TV and had one of their London concerts broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Totally open access, it is now one of the best known choirs in the East of England, having given many hundreds of singers the opportunity to take part in unique creative performances