F*Choir Open Sessions 2021
In 2020/21 we held a series of open online singing sessions, led by Jenny Moore and guest artists (archived below). These sessions were thick, full, intense and life-giving. We had over 120 folks from around the world join us. The sessions reminded us of the present and committed practice of being in a choir. Now that we’re able to gather in person, we’re going back to our roots with in-person Open Singing Sessions, giving guests a chance to meet F*Choir in person and see what we’re about. Going forward, these sessions will be the main way of registering your interest in joining the choir.
Sessions are pay what you like (suggested donation £5-£10) and can be paid via paypal or cash on the day - all of this goes directly into the running costs of F*Choir which is a DIY, self-funded initiative! No cash, no problem, no one will be turned away.
Check details of upcoming sessions below!
F*Choir Open Singing Session & Gig
Glengall Wharf Garden, Burgess Park, SE15
8th August 2021
5.30 - 7pm Open Singing Session
8 - 9pm Gig
This August full moon, gather in voice and vibration at an F*Choir Open Singing Session.
Come for the workshop - with quick cannons and queer folk chants, an introduction to some f*bangers - and stay for the gig! Bring blankets and jumpers, water and snacks, we’ll bring the bar.
Outdoors and socially distanced, limited places available.
Book your spot here
Donations (£5-£10 suggested) via paypal here
F*Choir Open Singing Session
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Saturday 24th July 2021
4 - 6pm
In the session, you can expect physical and vocal warmups, quick cannons and queer folk chants-cum-dance tunes, group sonic meditations, and we'll try to smash out an F* banger! No experience is necessary, we believe that singing should be accessible to all and that queer voices should be heard.
This session will be abit of a taster, a chance to see how F*Choir works, feel out if it is for you, and where you can register interest for joining F*Choir on a regular basis.
Open session #3 with Holland Andrews
29 March 2021
7-9pm via Zoom
Holland Andrews is an American vocalist, composer, and performance artist whose work is based on emotionality in its many forms. In their composition work, Andrews focuses on the abstraction of operatic and extended-technique voice to build soundscapes encompassing both catharsis and dissonance. Frequently highlighting themes surrounding vulnerability and healing, Andrews arranges music with voice and clarinet, harnessing the innate qualities of these instruments’ power and elegance to serve as a vessel for these themes. As a vocalist, their influences stem from a dynamic range of music stylings including contemporary opera, musical theater, and jazz, as well as ambient and noise music.
Open Session #2 with Colin Self
1 March 2021
7-9pm via Zoom
Colin Self is an artist, composer and choreographer based in New York and Berlin. He creates music and performance pieces designed to trouble binaries and play with the boundaries of perception. Self works with a broad range of communities using voices, bodies, and computers as tools to interface with biological and technological software.
Self also works closely with Holly Herndon and has performed with her touring ensemble since 2015. He runs XOIR, an international non-utilitarian vocal workshop focused on alternative modalities of group singing, and releases solo music on the record label RVNG Intl.
Open session #1 with Nandi Bhebhe
8 February 2021
7-9pm via Zoom
Nandi Bhebhe is a dancer, choreographer and actor for stage, film and music videos. Nandi has worked extensively within companies including Kneehigh Theatre, Shakespear's Globe, Alesandra Seutin // Vocab Dance Company, ANU, Sadlers Wells and on Broadway. Also a prolific vocalist, Nandi is a member of Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business, and has performed internationally with Andrew Ashong. For Nandi, collaboration is key. Nandi is deeply invested in the power of the body, the power of collective thinking and in the galvanising ways multiple art forms come together to make a whole.