Breaking News: Vocal Line London Workshop & Concert, October 15th
by Florian Städtler
If you haven’t heard of Vocal Line…then get the hell out of this blog! – Ehem, ojust kidding. However, the Danish pioneers of “rhythimic choral music” are a MUST in h so many ways: They are the spearhead of contemporary choral composing, arranging, rehearsing, singing, blending, touring and…yes, partying. They are also amazingly nice, cool and good-looking people, whose English is great and who everybody on the continent (I mean Europe, here) wants to have in their city, on their stage and in their rehearsal room.
And now, Vocal Line with their charismatic musical director Jens Johansen is coming to London, England. On October 15th, the choir will give a workshop and perform at the Greenwood Theatre. It really amazed me, when I learned, that the British, who
have probably the longest choral tradition of all countries, are still more or less a cappella newbies: Besides a small number of pro groups (The King’s Singers, The Swingle Singers, VOCES8, The Sixteen, The Boxettes, The Magnets, The London Quartet), there is only a relatively small collegiate scene and apart from the Swingles’ London A Cappella Festival (January 12-15, 2012) few established a cappella events.
Thanks to Vocal Line’s hosts, “Sing a cappella”, there now is a real event, one, that no one who is interested in modern vocal music should miss. Find more information below or on Sing a cappella’s website: