Music Director: Alexander Douglas / Assistant MD: Kevin Stannard
The New World Voices is a new Wolverhampton-based choral project being set up in order to perform the St Matthew Passion with the English Touring Opera company and a professional period instrument ensemble at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Monday 29th October, 2018.
This project requires us to recruit two groups of singers:
The 'Bach' choir
The ‘Bach’ choir will sing the choruses in German and the chorales in English. Singers will need to be experienced classical choral singers with good sight-singing ability and either experience or willingness to sing in German and enjoy intense rehearsals.
The 'Johann' choir
The ‘Johann’ choir will sing the chorales in English, and the very last chorus in German with the 'Bach' choir. Singers will need to have some experience of singing in a choir (community, school, church etc.) and be open to singing classical music as well as possible. Singers do not need to be able to read music but do need to be willing to learn how to work with a score in hand.
Come & Sing Taster
Alexander is currently researching the Archive of the Worfield Charity Concert Trust at the University of Wolverhampton. He studied conducting with Simon Halsey and Adrian Partington and is Music Director of the Huddersfield Bach Collegium.
Kevin, a former Cambridge organ scholar, is Director of Performance and Outreach of the University of Wolverhampton .