The Voice Project’s Timepiece for Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Marking the tenth anniversary of their formation, Norfolk’s multi award winning Voice Project Choir will be creating and performing another exciting durational event for the 2018 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
Timepiece will be a 12 hour song cycle, beginning at noon on Friday 25 May with a single solo singer in Norwich Cathedral.
There will be subsequent performances in various parts of the cloisters and garth of the magnificent cathedral on the hour, every hour. Increasing numbers of singers will join in, building to the full choir of 150 voices with soloists and instrumentalists at 9pm, then fading back to solo voices at midnight.
The original music for the project has been written by Orlando Gough, Jonathon Baker and Sian Croose.
Each hourly performance will be about 10 minutes long and free to attend, other than the special ticketed event in the Cathedral between 9pm and 10pm for which the cathedral will be atmospherically and spectacularly lit in Voice Project’s trademark style. As the hours of the day progress, Timepiece will explore the human relationship with time. ‘We’ll look at the illusory, natural and musical nature of time’ said Voice Project co-Director Jonathan Baker. ‘How it affects us, controls us, how we speed it up, slow it down and, crucially, how music helps us to change our perceptions of it’ added fellow co-Director Sian Croose. For details of all Voice Project activities visit www.voiceproject.co.uk