“We Are One Voice” was commissioned by Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs for their 2018 festival, as a piece that could be sung by all the choirs who were in the festival, both individually, and together at the end of each concert. There is also a more challenging section in the middle, which can be sung by advanced choirs, or omitted if desired (it requires 3 or 4 parts).
“In the end it was very successful – we had 5 choirs in each of the three remaining concerts, and they performed well – huge variety of styles and standards, which is typical of the festival, but everyone is very attentive and gains a lot from singing to each other. The first concert was the most successful in terms of your song – most of the choirs had learnt the middle section, so we could perform it in its entirety. The other two concerts we only did the outer sections. I rehearsed it with them all together (in front of the audience) first, to check over the difficult bits, and then we did a performance. Lots of people said that they’d really enjoyed singing it together, and at the end the church was really ringing with the sound.” – Jane Smith, director, Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs
The piece is available for the following choir voicings (all accompanied by piano):
unison (with short optional call-and-response divisi)
2-part flexible: can be S/A, T/B, ST/B, S/AB, etc., no divisi needed beyond 2 parts(this version will soon be published in the Hong Kong Children’s Chorus 50th Anniversary Songbook)
4-part: SATB choir, no divisi
All of these can be performed simultaneously; email me if you’d like a conductor’s score with multiple parts. Several different choirs can be heard singing the piece together below:
Hear the piano part alone below:
To order a copy, please email me: email@example.com . The price is £2+postage per printed copy, or £25 for a PDF to print as many copies as you need.