Vision open call for new singers

Vision at Ida Barr's Mash Up, Open East Festival

Do you love to sing and have previous experience singing in a choir? Or have you ever wanted to join a choir but lack the confidence because you can’t read music or lack the experience of singing in public? Well guess what … if you’ve already performed as a volunteer cast performer in any of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Opening and/or Closing Ceremony, you’ve already performed in the world’s biggest show!  If you can master that, you can do most anything!

So here’s your chance to keep the legacy alive and join our 60 strong Visionaires on a musical journey when Vision resumes its 12-week rehearsals and performances this autumn.

Vision is an SATB choir open to all London 2012 volunteer cast performers; we’ve already kick-started what turned out to be an incredible and successful first ever term this past summer. Since our first summer rehearsal in April, Vision has performed at the Proms at St Jude’s Festival, Voices Now Festival at the Roundhouse, Our Big Gig at Victoria Park and at the Open East Festival back at the Queen Elizabeth Park on the one-year anniversary of the Games.

As a new choir, we’re incredibly delighted with some of the feedback we got from our members:

“[I] have never sung in my life, and have never had the confidence to sing in front of an audience, but now my confidence has grown and I love it.”

“[I] have sang a few times with a local choir in public .... but feel my skills and confidence improved with Vision.”

“After every rehearsal I certainly feel 'uplifted' – there is a great sense of community, a sense that what we're doing is underpinned by shared values. The physical act of singing itself helps with breathing deeply which has medical benefits. Encouraging others, and being encouraged, to do their best, and recognising achievement has undoubtedly raised my own self-esteem and hopefully that of others.”

So why not get involved? Our autumn term will start on Thursday 26 September at the Fourth Floor Studios in East London. We normally rehearse for 2.5 hours from 7-9.30pm.

If interested, please email info@visionmusic.org.uk and provide us with:

·      Your full name
·      Your voice: soprano, alto, tenor or bass (if known)
·      Your level of singing experience: novice, beginner, intermediate, advance (if known)
·      Tell us a little bit about your singing experience if any i.e. with a choir
·      Your contact number (we only use this for emergency i.e. rehearsal changes)
·      What was your role in the London 2012 ceremony?

We will be in touch with further details as soon as we hear from you and look forward to welcoming you on board!



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