Thursday, 07 November 2013 10:16

Veryan Weston - open call for 'Make' and Christine Duncan's Element Choir

Written by  Veryan Weston

Veryan Weston has been in touch with Jazz Services to announce an open call for participants to join in a special one-off event...

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'Make' -  Christine Duncan's Element Choir with Evan Parker


Make - Christine Duncan's Element Choir with Evan Parker
Sunday 24th November 2013
Shoreditch Church, Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JN

This is the first visit that Christine Duncan has made to these shores and we want it to be a memorable experience for her; not least because she is an amazing artist and performer.

 For a start, Christine began learning her craft in church.  She was minister's daughter and performed with her musical family The Duncans in gospel shows on stages across North America from the age of five.  When she was 15 she recorded her first album of her own original gospel tunes in Nashville and she has since worked with musicians as diverse as Kenny Wheeler, Ray Charles and John Oswald.

As well as being a singer, Christine is a leader of the Canadian Element Choir Project, an improvising choir that she trains in her well-honed conducting system.  She designed this system to develop a context for dynamic group expression that is both creative and joyful.

However, we are not looking for highly trained, qualified or famous singers of any particular genre but just need a lot of participants who, as Christine has said, "...don't need to be good singers...should be able to approach participation with a positive, supportive, collaborative, and creative attitude..."

This will be a premiere performance of the London Element Choir!  As such we are looking for enthusiastic participants, who will have a unique opportunity to perform alongside instrumentalists like Evan Parker and singers like Phil Minton.

We look forward to making music with you!

There are limited numbers for this unique opportunity so please contact us to guarantee your place by email:

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or ring: 01707 692 420

Veryan Weston