Bold by Name, Bold by Nature by Jennifer John and Stuart McCallum

Immix Ensemble in partnership with Liverpool Biennial presents:

The world premiere of:

‘Bold by Name, Bold by Nature’
by Jennifer John & Stuart McCallum

With Support From:
Andrew PM Hunt (Dialect)
and
Daniel Thorne (Erased Tapes)

Liverpool-based new music ensemble Immix, in partnership with Liverpool Biennial, are excited to present the world premiere of ‘Bold by Name, Bold by Nature’ by Liverpool-based vocalist and songwriter Jennifer John, and Manchester-based guitarist and composer, Stuart McCallum.

The performance will take place in the stunning Civil Court, in the iconic, Grade I listed St. George’s Hall. The programme will also feature world premieres of new works by Immix’s composer-in-residence, Andrew PM Hunt, and artistic director Daniel Thorne.

Bold by Name, Bold by Nature commissioned by Immix, looks at the pulse of the city and the heart of the people of Liverpool – the rhythm and the space; the joy and the dis-chord – drawing on a wide range of themes including Liverpool as a port, it’s architecture and its people, enslavement and the slave trade, the city centre, Hillsborough, and the loss of Jennifers’s father. It also features an immersive electronic soundtrack, designed by McCallum, that will accompany the live performers.

£5 ticketing is now available. We also have a limited number of free tickets available to U18’s and those claiming JSA – please email info@immixensemble.co.uk to claim a place.

We’d recommend that with regards to U18’s an approximate lower limit of 14, as a trio of seated performances, with immersive sound it may be intensive for younger attendees.

The venue is fully accessible, please email the above address to let us know any access needs you may have.

About Immix Ensemble:

“…a very positive stride to bringing together classical and experimental fans…could well breathe new life into experimental practice in the city” – The Double Negative

Immix is a Liverpool-based new music ensemble who focus on collaborations with innovative musical voices from across the UK, with an emphasis on artists from the Merseyside area. Drawing on the talents of some of the country’s finest instrumentalists, Immix exists as a vehicle to champion the work of forward thinking composers, songwriters, bands and electronic artists, and to cast a spotlight on emerging talent, especially artists whose work slips between the cracks of style and genre. Since its beginning in 2014, Immix has commissioned a substantial body of new music through collaborations with a diverse range of artists including Jane Weaver, Luke Abbott, Ex-Easter Island Head, Bill Ryder-Jones, Vessel, Stealing Sheep & Fearghus O’Conchuir, Jeff Young, James Canty, Dialect, Lucy Pankhurst, Paul McGhee, John McGrath, Rachel Nicholas, Tom Cowcher, Joe Hillyard and Daniel Thorne. They have released recordings on the much-lauded Erased Tapes label, as well as on the local imprint Product.

Immix’s work is centred around commissions to a wide range of artists – musicians, visual artists, choreographers and writers. These commissions are intended to promote collaboration across the spectrum of the music and wider arts community, with the aim of bringing together like-minded musicians and sowing seeds for future collaborations.

Immix is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund, and Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator programme.

Immix was originally developed as part of a Metal Time and Space residency.

Light Night with Sense of Sound Singers and Sub5

Sense of Sound Singers will be performing at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral as part of Light Night 2018. We are delighted to welcome 5 piece vocal ensemble Sub5, from Hanover Germany to Liverpool for what we promise will be an exciting joint performance.

In the last five years, a cappella audiences have taken Sub5 to their hearts with their charm, creative arrangements and distinctive grooves. They are currently working on their first album and a new live show for 2018 in which Jazz becomes Pop, Rock turns into Soul and Swing transforms to Tango.

Sense of Sound Singers will perform original songs by Jennifer John, Mersey Wylie, and Perri Alleyne-Hughes as well as unique arrangements of well known classics.

Each choir shall perform a 30 minute set in the beautiful Lady Chapel from 7:30 pm till 8: 30pm

Liverpool Echo: LightNight Feature

Liverpool Voices Festival 2018

Do you love to sing? Are you a solo singer, member of a choir or in a band? Whether you are a beginner or an experienced singer, this interactive day has been created especially for you. Curated by artistic director Jennifer John, Liverpool Voices Festival will focus on vocal techniques, harmony work and performance skills. There will also be the opportunity to learn some new and exciting repertoire. The master classes are designed to be energetic, uplifting and fun. On the day you will participate in 4 master classes:

  • Musical Theatre
  • Pop, Rock and Soul
  • Commercial Pop
  • Gospel

All are welcome aged 16 and above.

Early bird tickets are currently available until April 13th for £25. After that the cost will be £30.

For further details and to book tickets please follow the link.

www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/482734

Cream Classical Ibiza at Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral

Sense of Sound Singers will be performing at this year’s Cream Classical Ibiza set at Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral on February 16th and 17th.

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Cream Classical Ibiza – Liverpool Cathedral – Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February 2018

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Music for Youth presents… Frequencies

Musician of any style, aged 21 or under? Try out new sounds, perform live on stage, collaborate with professionals and other upcoming artists, and meet industry representatives from Universal Music.

2pm-6pm – Industry insider panel Q&A, Networking, and Jam Session & Sound Workshop

Universal Music Industry Panel feat:

  • Zeon Richards – A&R at Polydor
  • Tasha Demi – Product Manager at Polydor
  • Robyn Peters – Promotions Manager at Island

7pm – New Artist Showcase

Taking over Hoxton Hall for our first London event of 2017, Frequencies is back in the capital and bigger than ever. And it’s a Sunday, what else would you be doing on a Sunday?

If you’re 21 or under, register now for a day of:

  • Industry panels and connecting with professionals and other artists
  • Live jam sessions collaborating with young artists and musicians of all styles, run by professional sound artist, musician, composer, creative facilitator, producer and performer Jason Singh
  • Live evening showcase of eight emerging artists
  • Potential links to future performance opportunities and projects

See you on the 10th!

Some of the creatives and professionals who will also be taking part in the day are:

  • Jason Singh
  • Jennifer John
  • John Evans

Pride 2017

Jennifer will be conducting a spectacular massed singing event at this year’s Pride celebrations on Sunday 30th July. The event, which will feature 6 choirs will be a show in 2 halves. The first half will showcase the 6 choirs singing 2 songs each and the featured choirs are:

  • Sunlight Unplugged
  • Over The Water
  • Up For Arts Community Choir
  • MRANG
  • Liverpool LGBT choir
  • Handbag of Harmonies

The second half will see all the choirs join together for a 30 minute massed singing performance of well known songs and Jennifer’s own composition, Love Sings. Thomas Lang is the special guest and will be joining the massed singing section by leading on Wonderful World. This year’s theme is International Love and the the repertoire of well known songs will reflect this.

The event starts at 3pm. Come along, bring your families, friends and voices to join in with what promises to be a joyous, harmonious sing along.

3pm at St. George’s Hall

Free!

SINGERS: How to audition successfully

Jennifer John is a vocal coach on ITV’s The Voice and The Voice Kids. Her extensive career as a vocal coach and specialist in Artist Development for singers has seen her work nationally and internationally. As co-founder of award winning company Sense of Sound she has worked with and inspired thousands of people throughout her 25 year career as lecturer, mentor and vocal coach.

On Sunday July 16th Jennifer will be delivering a masterclass at Rare Studio in Liverpool city centre.

The Masterclass will cover the following:

  • Vocal techniques and warm ups
  • Presentation skills
  • The importance of body language and personality
  • Best song choices to compliment vocal quality
  • The importance of authenticity

*This Masterclass is open to those aged 16 and above

10am – 1pm at Rare Studio, 56 Wood Street, L1 4AQ

£25

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbright

For more information, please email sing@jenniferjohn.co.uk.

The launch of Love Sings at Light Night, 19th May 2017!

This is about all of us singing together in the spirit of co-creativity and joy!

On 19th May, in Liverpool City Centre, Light Night 2017 will take place. Amidst a wealth of hyper-creativity, Love Sings will be launched. The company specialises in massed singing events, the purpose of which is to promote social cohesion and positivity. Led by Jennifer John, the evening will entail an hour-long massed singing event in which all participants will learn an original song from start to finish.

9pm – 10pm at Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8EW.

For more information, please email sing@jenniferjohn.co.uk.