Voices in the Hall makes a welcome return to the Colston Hall Foyer for the 2015 festival. Each day a range of singers, choirs and vocal ensembles will perform in the Foyer, filling the space with the beauty, excitement, power and diverse harmony of the human voice.
4.50pm – Elmlea Junior School Chamber Choir
A talented and vibrant group of Year 5 and 6 children singing a diverse range of music from Tallis to Jessie J. Enjoy beautiful harmonies and unexpected mash-ups!
5.20pm – Girl next door
First time at the FoS, Girl Next Door are a young girl pop group singing covers of recent songs and originals. They’ve performed in a variety of venues across the UK to audiences of all ages.
5.50pm – The Morning Chorus
The Morning Chorus is a young-at-heart community choir singing soulful world music from near and beyond. They rehearse on Tuesdays at Hamilton House in Stokes Croft, and are in their second glorious year of singing together. Led by local musician, Isolde Freeth-Hale.
6.20pm – Out There Music Bristol Community Choir
Out There Music Bristol is a unique composition of choirs and orchestras based in Bristol and founded by Tom Jones. OTM North and South Bristol Community Choirs, Chamber Choir, Orchestra and Children’s Choir are all ensembles with the OTM Bristol family.
6.50pm – Just 3 Harmony (plus band)
Three singers with a sound that is sweet, soulful and distinctive and will get you tapping your feet and singing along.
5.20pm – Isabella Alford
This young Bristol based singer songwriter is a delight to listen to. Performing both originals and covers, you’re in for a treat!
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5.50pm – The Isambards
The Isambards are an all-male ensemble bridging all manner of musical styles in Bristol and the surrounding kingdom, from madrigals to barbershop and anything else they can engineer. You will be sure to hear many a modulation, resolution, and of course suspension. All in celebration of the great man Brunel!
6.20pm – The R n B Choir
Classic rhythm and blues tunes by the likes of Sam Cook, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner, arranged by Jonny Velón, sung by a new choir of r n b enthusiasts.
6.50pm – Black Sheep Harmony
A ladies acappella chorus singing in a variety of styles, predominately barbershop. They meet every Thursday evening in Cadbury Heath Hall where they sing and eat cake!
5.50pm – The Gasmen
Ten guys who love singing a cappella with real feeling. Expect to be delighted and you won’t be disappointed.
6.20pm – The Filtonaires
6 male voices, 3 acoustic guitars, singing 50s and 60s hits. They love their performing and strive to make all audiences happy to hear them and to join in!
6.50pm – The Magnificent AK47
A bunch of blokes who have somehow been lucky enough to unlock their inner minstrels through the medium of song join together with Bishopston’s infamous all-female community choir for a special Festival of Song concert.
5.50pm – Velvetones
A sophisticated female trio performing well known songs with a twist. The Velvetones have been delighting audiences since the group was formed in late 2013.
6.20pm – Flame Vocal Group
A small vocal group of 20-30 somethings who sing a wide range of music from some short classical dittys to more popular songs such as the Beach Boys and Bowie. They like to give extremely informal performances and you’re most likely to encounter them singing at open mic nights or festivals with a pint in hand.
6.50pm – Bishop Road Community Choir
A mixed 4-part community choir, open to all. No auditions necessary, the emphasis is on singing for enjoyment.
7.20pm – H club
In 2001 seven members of the fifty-strong Great Western Chorus formed a group, to entertain at the house-warming party of a well known TV personality. The response persuaded them to stay together… and even to rehearse!
5.20pm – Eko Trio
Ranging from jazz and soul to folk and electronica, each artist brings something fresh to the table and together they find a common ground in vocal harmony. The Eko Trio present a modern twist on vintage and traditional acappella singing their sound can be experimental, sometimes comic and always beautiful.
5.50pm – The Humming Birds
A small, all-female vocal group that performs their own exciting a cappella arrangements covering a variety of styles and eras – from Aretha Franklin to Michael Jackson and Beyoncé.
6.20pm – High Tea Quartet
High Tea Quartet is an award winning local A Cappella vocal group. They were national semi finalists in the National Ladies Barbershop Competition last year, classes at music festival and sing at various events.
6.50pm – Kettle of Fish
5 men who sing together. At times strangely beautiful, at other times beautifully strange and often just silly.