WAVE Choir (Walthamstow All Voice Ensemble) was started in April 2016 by Virginia Firnberg and Jo Clare. It is a community based, ‘no audition’ choir with high aspirations. Led by Virginia’s talent in composition, arranging and conducting, this energetic and diverse choir makes for a dynamic mix.
We have a unique approach, as exemplified by our concert, ‘The Elements’, on the E17 Art Trail in June 2017, featuring songs all about the chemical elements. WAVE has already performed with many musical luminaries: Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Woods, Byron Gold, to name just a few, and has already made quite an impact.
We welcome those in the community who enjoy singing and want to get funky with our jazzy, soulful and eclectic musical stylings.
Virginia really brings the musicality out in our singing. I am absolutely amazed by the sound we all make together.
As one who also sings for a male voice choir it really gives me great pleasure to sing in a mixed choir and to know that all of you are so dedicated to this choir which gives me a great feeling when we all sing. I must also say that the WAVE choir and the male choir (3VMVC) are so fortunate to to have such a dedicated, experienced, pleasurable and uplifting MD as Virginia. What would we do with out her.
I have learnt a lot about music and the voice, with a musical director who knows her stuff and friendly choir members with great voices.
Click here to read an article about us in the Waltham Forest Echo.