Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:19

A World in Harmony is an exciting new three-volume collection of 71 new arrangements for acapella choirs by Voices of the Forest choir's musical director, Fabian Lochner, ISM, published by Upper Esk Music and available through their website www.uppereskmusic.com. This beautifully produced new resource for world music choirs includes well known favourites such as Morning has broken, Oh Freedom, Kalinka and Sakura, as well as a wide selection of inspiring (and often hard-to-find) world songs in many languages from Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, the middle East and the Americas. Translations, brief performance notes, and a bibliography further enrich these volumes. Fabian Lochner is a choral director and educator who has worked with choirs of all abilities for over twenty-five years. His arrangements aim to be true to the idiom of each culture and range from very accessible part songs for joyful community singing to exciting and sophisticated performance pieces.

World in Harmony leaflet bio 2pp Page 2 1024 

Wednesday, 05 February 2020 15:01

We will be hosting an Open Rehearsal in Sway on Tuesday March 10th 2020, from 7.15pm. We would like to welcome anyone who would like to come along and join the choir informally for a sing to see what we do and how we work. 

The event will be at the Jubilee Field Pavilion, Station Street, Sway SO41 6BE - car parking on site. Free entrance. We look forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, 27 July 2019 14:17

The choir has enjoyed a highly successfully summer season which saw the first outings for our latest repertoire, songs from Russia and Eastern Europe. Many thanks to the wonderful audiences that supported us at New Milton, Southampton and Romsey and helped us to raise significant funds for MSF and Southampton’s Avenue Centre.

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 10:29

We've been busy over the winter months rehearsing a new repertoire of Russian and Eastern European music which we will be presenting for the first time in our concert in New Milton on Saturday 8th June - we are very excited to sing these new songs, so come along and join us!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 14:46

Thank you to everyone who came to the concert on Saturday 16th June. This was a fantastic event - much enjoyed by the choir. We received some terrific feedback about the performance - so thanks to everyone who let us know what they thought.

We were privileged to have Noirin Ni Riain join us for the performance.

Monday, 26 February 2018 12:43

If you are interested in trying out with the choir you are welcome to come along for a free taster session. We meet on Tuesday evenings (but not in school term times). Although we welcome interest from anyone we are particularly interested in recruiting new basses! Feel free to contact us via our contact form to arrange your free try-out session.