University Competition Semi-Finals 2015

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 2:30 pm  to  6:45 pm

What: The Voice Festival University Competition Semi-Finals.

This event is taking place as part of our 2015 Festival Weekend, bringing together singers of all ages from across the UK.

We’re pleased to announce that our semi-finalists are:

Semi-Final 1
Aquapella
Semi-Toned
The Accidentals
The Alleycats
The Bristol Suspensions
The Songsmiths

Semi-Final 2
Aberpella
HotTUBBS
Choral Stimulation
The Rolling Tones
The Scopes
The Sweet Nothings

Where: Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK

When:
Semi-Final 1 – 14:30-16:00
Semi-Final 2 – 17:15-18:45

Tickets:
Tickets for each semi-final are £8 (£6 concessions) and can be purchased here.

Liquid 5th ProductionsThe Prize: Proud Festival Weekend partner Liquid 5th Productions has once again generously offered to produce a FREE SINGLE with the winning group. This includes recording, editing, mixing, and mastering—a value of over £500 (please note this does not include travel expenses). Liquid 5th is a leader in a cappella production throughout the world, having worked with a cappella groups from North America, Europe, and Asia.




Festival Weekend: 10-12 April 2015

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 am  to  10:00 pm

What: It’s the event you’ve all been waiting for! The Festival Weekend 2015: 3 days of competition, workshops, socialising and original and inventive music-making with the newest youth, university and community groups on the UK a cappella scene as well as some familiar faces!

To make the Festival Weekend the biggest and best aca-party yet, we are holding the finals of our youth, university and community competitions during the course of the weekend:

University Semi-Final – Friday 10th April
Youth Final – Saturday 11th April
University Final – Saturday 11th April
Community Final – Sunday 12th April

Where: Birmingham Conservatoire, UK

When: Friday 10th April – Sunday 12th April 2015

Download a full timetable of workshops and performances here: FESTIVAL WEEKEND TIMETABLE.

Access our interactive guide to the Festival Weekend here.

How to enter the competition

 Unfortunately applications for the 2015 Voice Festival competition are now closed, but you can still join in on the fun by attending the events offering over our Festival Weekend, which are open to all.

Tickets

Weekend Passes – £40 (£30 concessions)
You can gain entrance to the whole weekend, including all workshops and performances (this includes the University Final) by purchasing a Weekend Pass. You will be issued with a wristband which will guarantee you access to all the events we are running across the weekend.


Individual Competition Tickets
Alternatively, you can purchase individual tickets for the various competition slots running across the weekend. Click on the links to read more about acts performing in each of these competitions; the five University Competition finalists will not be announced until the evening of the 10th April.

  • University Semi-Final 1 (Friday 10th April, 14:30-16:00): £8 (£6 concessions)
  • University Semi-Final 2 (Friday 10th April, 17:15-18:45): £8 (£6 concessions)
  • Youth Final (Saturday 11th April, 15:00-17:30): £8 (£6 concessions)
  • University Final (Saturday 11th April, 19:00-21:45): £12 (£10 concessions)
  • Community Final (Sunday 12th April, 16:30-19:15): £12 (£10 concessions)

 

PLEASE NOTE that online sales will close at the following times:
University Semi-Finals 7pm on Thursday 9th April
Youth Final 12pm on Saturday 11th April
University Final 4pm on Saturday 11th April
Community Final 12pm on Sunday 12th April

There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door – payment can be made by cash or by credit/debit card.

 Once you have purchased your ticket(s) you will receive a confirmation email from Paypal. You will NOT be sent tickets by email or post. To collect your tickets on the day, please bring your Paypal confirmation email and valid ID with you to the box office.

To buy tickets for the finals or a full weekend pass please select the ticket you require below and purchase through Paypal using a credit or debit card. Concession tickets are available for full time students with valid student ID, children under 18, registered disabled or senior citizens.


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Glasgow Regional Festival: 22nd February 2015

Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

What: In February we’ll be jetting off to the University of Glasgow for the second of our Regional Festivals, to celebrate the best of Scottish and Northern a cappella. Youth, university and community groups are invited to join us for an afternoon workshop with Scottish tenor Alistair Digges (operatic and concert soloist, musical director and teacher) followed by an evening performance from all participating groups (7-9pm).

 

FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM:

Close Shave Chorus

Killer Quines

In Toon

Choral Stimulation

Royal Blues

 

Where: Glasgow University Union, 32 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LX

For more information: If you are an a cappella group and would be interested in participating, please email catherine@thevoicefestival.co.uk.

Tickets: To buy tickets for the workshop and/or showcase please select the ticket you require below and purchase through Paypal using a credit or debit card. Concession tickets are available for full time students with valid student ID, children under 18, registered disabled or senior citizens.

Once you have purchased your ticket(s) you will receive a confirmation email from Paypal. You will NOT be sent tickets by email or post. To collect your tickets on the day, please bring your Paypal confirmation email and valid ID with you to the box office.

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LACF2015: Take the Stage: 30th January 2015

Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Time: 10:00 am  to  5:00 pm

Vocal GrangeWhat: This year, Take the Stage (in collaboration with the prestigious London A Cappella Festival) is the launch event for our School Start Up programme, which has been conceived to provide support and mentoring for beginner groups. You will have the chance to meet other schools on the programme and participate in a range of helpful workshops to get you started on your a cappella journey!

Where: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

When: Friday 30th January 2015

For more information: email amy@thevoicefestival.co.uk




Bristol Regional Festival: 22nd November 2014

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 2:30 pm  to  9:30 pm

P1040753What: This year, we promised three, non-competitive events across the UK in order to perform and collaborate with, learn from and socialise with a cappella groups of all ages from your region. Our mini a cappella tour kicks off in the south west, with the City Academy Bristol being the first home of our Regional Festival events. The day will consist of a workshop with a cappella professional Paul Davies followed by an evening performance for all your friends, family and fans (which includes a song learned earlier in the day)! Youth, university and community groups near or far are encouraged to join us for this celebration of a truly UK-wide art form!

Where: Feilden Theatre, City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Avenue, Avon, Bristol, BS5 9JH

When: Workshop: 15:00-17:00 | Showcase: 19:00-21:00

Who:
Aquapella
Avon Harmony
The Bristol Suspensions
Semi-Toned

For more information: If you are in an a cappella group and would like to participate, please email zoe@thevoicefestival.co.uk to register your interest, or for any other enquiries. 

Tickets: To buy tickets for the workshop and/or showcase please select the ticket you require below and purchase through Paypal using a credit or debit card. Concession tickets are available for full time students with valid student ID, children under 18, registered disabled or senior citizens.

Once you have purchased your ticket(s) you will receive a confirmation email from Paypal. You will NOT be sent tickets by email or post. To collect your tickets on the day, please bring your Paypal confirmation email and valid ID with you to the box office.


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The Voice Festival UK Edinburgh Showcase

Date: Friday, August 8, 2014
Time: 3:30 pm  to  8:00 pm

The Voice Festival UK returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

UPDATE! We have now confirmed the full line-up for the event, which includes groups from our Youth, University and Community programmes. See below for more details.

 

Simply Soweta EnchaWhat: This year, the event will begin with an afternoon workshop led by the superb five-piece a cappella group Simply Soweta Encha. The group will be giving an introduction to South African oral and dance traditions, vocal harmonies and energetic rhythms, teaching participants how to relax into creativity.

The evening brings a Showcase featuring a set from each of our participating Youth, University and Community groups, as well as a special collaborative number created during the workshop. You will be treated to performances from:

Chacapella

Rachael’s Voices

Aberpella

The Sons of Pitches

Out of the Blue

The Accidentals

The VocalitesSweet Nothings

The day’s activities will wrap up with that all-important opportunity to spend the evening socialising with your fellow a cappella singers and supporters!

 

Where: Greyfriars Kirk, 2 Greyfriars Place, EH1 2QQ

When: Workshop 15:30-17:30 | Showcase 18.30-20:00

Tickets: Tickets are now available to purchase direct from the Voice Festival UK. Please see below for pricing and purchase information.

Workshop: Adults £6 | Concessions £5

Showcase: Adults £10 | Concessions £8 

To buy tickets for the workshop and/or showcase please select the ticket you require below and purchase through Paypal using a credit or debit card. Concession tickets are available for full time students with valid student ID, children under 18, registered disabled or senior citizens.

Once you have purchased your ticket(s) you will receive a confirmation email from Paypal. You will NOT be sent tickets by email or post. To collect your tickets on the day, please bring your Paypal confirmation email and valid ID with you to the box office.


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Tickets for the evening Showcase can also be reserved via the Edinburgh Fringe Festival website. Click here for more.




Youth Competition 2014

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 am  to  7:30 pm

What: The Voice Festival Youth Competition 2014

The Youth Competition brings together young a cappella singers from across the UK to learn, perform and be inspired as part of our 2014 Festival Weekend

Where: City of London School for Girls, Barbican, London

When: Saturday 8th March 2014

Tickets: Advance tickets £8 (adult) | £6 (concession). Full details for the weekend, and information on how to purchase tickets, can be found here.

 

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Festival Weekend: 8-9 March 2014

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 am  to  10:00 pm

What: The Voice Festival UK Festival Weekend 2014 – a weekend of a cappella music-making to explore and celebrate Youth, University and Community UK a cappella talent! 

 

 Following on from the success of our 2013 Big Weekend, we’re getting ready for 2014’s Festival Weekend – 2 days jam-packed with performance opportunities, workshops, socialising with, performing with, and learning from the world’s best a cappella talent, as well as the 2014 Youth Competition and the Semi-Final and Final of the University Competition. 

 

NEWSFLASH:  Tickets are no longer available online but a limited number will be available on the door for cash purchase on a first come first served basis.

You can download the workshop timetable here.

Where: City of London School for Girls, Barbican, London

When: Saturday 8th March – Sunday 9th March 2014

 

 

 

 

University Final:

Sunday 9th March, 6.30pm
Adults £12 | Concessions £10

Tickets for the University Final are not included in the Individual Festival Weekend Pass and must be purchased separately.

 

Ticket purchase information:

NEWSFLASH:  Tickets are no longer available online but a limited number will be available on the door for cash purchase on a first come first served basis.

To buy tickets please select the ticket you require below and purchase through Paypal using a credit or debit card.

There is a £2 discount for tickets purchased online as compared to the price of tickets purchased on the door.

Concession tickets are available for full time students with valid student ID, children under 18, registered disabled or senior citizens.

Once you have purchased your ticket(s) you will receive a confirmation email from Paypal. You will NOT be sent tickets by email or post. To collect your tickets on the day, please bring your Paypal confirmation email and valid ID with you to the box office.




Community Showcase 2014

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Time: 10:30 am  to  6:00 pm
What: The Voice Festival Community Showcase 2014 
 
A day celebrating a cappella singers from across the UK, as part of the Voice Festival UK Community Programme. 
 
The day will consist of a workshop led by members of The House Jacks – a talented and experienced all male group from the USA who are also performing at the 2014 London A Cappella Festival. 
 
The afternoon performance will showcase six of our finest Community Groups with their ever imaginative and showstopping arrangements of songs old and new. You can find out more about them here. Come and cheer them along! 

 

Where: Sarah Siddons Theatre at The City of Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus, Paddington Green, London, W2 1NB

Nearest Underground Station – Edgware Road

When: 

Workshop 11am – 1.30pm (arrival from 10.30am)

Showcase 3.30pm – 5.30pm (box office open from 2.45) 

Tickets:

A full day ticket including both workshop and showcase – £12 (£10 concession)
Showcase Ticket Only  – £7 (£5) 
 

Ticket Information: 

To buy tickets please select the ticket you require below and purchase through paypal using a credit or debit card. 

There is a £2 discount for tickets purchased online as compared to the price of tickets purchased on the door.

Concession tickets are available for full time students with valid student ID, children under 18, registered disabled or senior citizens.

Once you have purchased your ticket(s) you will receive a confirmation email from Paypal. You will NOT be sent tickets by email or post. To collect your tickets on the day, please bring your Paypal confirmation email and valid ID with you to the box office.


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Take the Stage, in partnership with the London A Cappella Festival 2014

Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm

As part of London A Cappella Festival, the Voice Festival UK are hosting a day for school and youth singers to Take the Stage and learn from the Grammy-award winning Swingle Singers

What? The opportunity to be guided by the Grammy-award Swingle Singers in how to arrange, learn, and showcase a piece of your choice.  All groups will then Take the Stage in the afternoon to perform for friends, family and supporters. Tickets for supporters to attend will be available from here in January. 

Who? For young singers (up to and including 18 years)

When? Friday 24 January 2014, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Where? King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Price: £375 per group – should you have difficulty meeting this cost please contact Catherine@thevoicefestival.co.uk to see how we can help subsidise and support you

Registration  Please register your school or youth group here.  Registration will close at 5pm on Friday 29 November.