VF-UK::Meet the Judges Youth Final 2015

Michael Humphrey

Michael HumphreyMichael grew up in Northern Ireland learning the bassoon and saxophone from a special collection of teachers and tutors in the area before eventually broadening out into piano lessons

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VF-UK::Meet the Judges University Semi-Finals 2015

Sheona Urquhart

SheonaSheona Urquhart has enjoyed many various facets of the Entertainment industry. After graduating from Victorian College of the Arts, Sheona traveled the world as a singer onboard P&O and

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VF-UK::A Cappella in the Midlands – it’s time to discover Birmingham

Though the main draw to Birmingham this spring is obviously the thrilling and ground-breaking event taking place from the 10th-12th April at Birmingham Conservatoire, there are lots of other reasons to visit the city too. Why not come along to all or part of the Festival Weekend and combine it with a sightseeing tour of the 2nd most populous city in Britain?

Birmingham has an

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The Magnets::The Magnets on “The Morning Show”

The guys appeared on The Morning show on Feb 12th to promote their Australia 2015 tour. After a dash to Sydney the previous evening (and a few cheeky beers at Opera Bar (if you know it, you know where we’re talking about)) the guys got up early to walk to Martin Place to where the

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Vocal Blog::15th International A Cappella Week Hannover Preview

Hannover (GER). From 25th of April to 3rd of May 2015 the 15th International A Cappella Week will take place in Hannover and its vicinity. by Thomas Balls-Thies, Bielefeld/Germany What began in 2001 as a one-time event turns 15 years old this year: the “Internationale A-cappella-Woche Hannover”. The festival’s anniversary has already started with its

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Vocal Blog::Accent – Exclusive Interview Video Favorites

by Florian Städtler, Vocal Blog Having returned from London A Cappella Festival 2015 only a few days ago, there is so much to write about. I want to start with my encounter with a group that had a King’s Place evening show with their second-ever concert. If you think I’m talking about some up-and-coming UK

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VF-UK::The Voice Festival UK returns to Scotland

After the blinding success of our event at Edinburgh Fringe last August, the Voice Festival team decided that one trip to Scotland each year just wasn’t enough! February 22nd, therefore, saw VF-UK team members once again braving the overnight buses, this time to Glasgow, for the second of our Regional Festivals.

The afternoon saw an excellent and unique workshop from celebrated

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Vocal Blog::Join LEOsings in Freiburg March 5th-8th

by Florian Städtler, Chairman of the Board, European Voices Association   How do we sing in Europe? How do we teach singing? What do we sing? From the insight that giving people the opportunity to meet peers from different cultures and countries helps to improve the quality and mutual understanding, experts from five countries and

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VF-UK::Primary school children begin their a cappella journeys with Out of the Blue

We always love it when groups from across programmes meet up to learn from each other – so imagine our delight when we heard that Out of the Blue - veritable a cappella celebs and current Voice Festival Champions – were heading to Eynsham Community Primary School in Oxfordshire to show them some a cappella basics.

What follows makes Voice Festival blogging history –

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The Magnets::Back to Australia…

Australia…we’re on our way!! Today is Friday February 6th and The Magnets are making their way to Australia. Andy left on Tuesday and is already in Adelaide, Steve also left on Tuesday but is currently on Borneo and the rest of the guys arrive next week. All of the guys are looking forward to getting

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Vocal Blog::Fan Review of a Classic FORK’s Pink Noise

by Rebecca, a die-hard FORK fan When you are first confronted by FORK, generally your first reaction is ‘wtFORK?’. Then you start to think ‘this is actually quite good’. And then you fall in love. For me it took less than 3 songs. The song was “Jump”, a cheesy 80s pop song. I love the

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VF-UK::Take the Stage at London A Cappella Festival 2015

For a number of years we at The Voice Festival have collaborated with our friends at London A Cappella Festival to put on a schools event during the 4 day LACF takeover of Kings Place. This year, things were a bit different… Instead of bringing established groups together, we invited some schools that are just starting their journeys forming new a cappella groups. And what a day it

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