The Dulwich Festival kicks off tonight with a celebration of the diversity of the human voice with the Festival of Choirs, an evening of three choirs. The night begins with the no-audition community choir, Note-Orious, who host the evening. Note-Orious is a community choir of amateur singers from the East Dulwich area who come from many different walks of life; Nurses to Photo Journalists, Barristers to Trade Union Officials.
Up next are The Barberfellas, a small barbershop chorus formed from members of the Pink Singers, London’s LGBT community choir (catch them before their appearance at the Burning Man Festival this summer). The ‘Barbies’ focus on a capella male voice close harmonies – mainly barbershop, but with the occasional foray into pop and modern classical.
Closing the evening will be award-winning Gospel Essence, as seen in Gareth Malone’s Naked Choir programme. See them perform tonight at Holst Hall, JAGS at 8pm (doors 7.40pm) for a truly uplifting evening.