As a registered not-for-profit organisation run from a domestic home, we are not eligible for any Coronavirus business/charity support from the government: we are reliant on sponsorship from private individuals, churches, schools, and other organisations, to maintain our promise of work to our self-employed editors/typesetters and researchers. Donations can be made to Multitude of Voyces C.I.C. via Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or directly to our bank account by emailing email@example.com . The directorship of the organisation continues through voluntary labour at this time.
Our brand new anthology: Volume 2 - Upper Voices Anthems - 'The Blue Book' - 24 Anthems for S/SA/SSA etc, is now available to order from Stainer and Bell at https://stainer.co.uk/shop/mov2/,scorestore.co.uk, and other music retailers.
The launch concert by NYCOS National Girls Choir scheduled for April 18th 2020 has been postponed due to the current health crisis.
Volume 1 - 'The Red Book' - 22 SATB Anthems for use throughout the church year, is available from Stainer and Bell at https://stainer.co.uk/shop/mov1/ , scorestore.co.uk and other music retailers.
We are thrilled with the response to the publication of our first volume - SATB Anthems 'The Red Book'
The first page of each work in this volume can be viewed on the pdf at the top of the page.
Read this Church Times article to read about the launch event.
Read the Church Times article to discover more about our efforts to address the underrepresentation of women's sacred music:
We were very proud to be included within the November 2019 edition of Choir of Organ Magazine, with this excellent article by Harriet Clifford. https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/choir_organ/louder-than-words/
Launch event led by Sarah MacDonald and the Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge 17.11.2019 with some of the composers from all three volumes of our Anthology.
Front row: Olivia Sparkhall (editor and composer), Sarah MacDonald (Director of Music and composer), Louise Stewart, (Director, Multitude of Voyces). Second row, composers Gemma McGregor, Carol Jones, Kerensa Briggs, Janet Wheeler, Alison Willis, Helen Williams, Gail Randall.
The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, (Dean of Chapel and Chaplain, Revd Canon Hugh Shilson-Thomas).
Volume 3 - Liturgical Works - is currently being prepared for publication later in 2020
Due to the wonderful response to our first volume we are now working on Volume 4 Advent/Christmas/Epiphany music, and we invite composers and music editors not already included within our Anthology series, to put forward recommendations and compositions for consideration. Music must be either for Upper Voices, SATB (or SSAATTBB, or SA+unison lower voices) or Lower Voices (eg. ATB, or TTBB). Submissions and recommendations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Works can be in any language and musical style but must be either unaccompanied or accompanied by an instrument in the keyboard family as appropriate.