Handy Voices has been invited to attend the Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards as it has been nominated for an award in two categories: Best new group and Innovation.
Christine DeBlase, our choir leader will represent Handy Voices at the Award Ceremony held in the Oxford Town Hall on Tuesday 9 May 2017. Pictures of the event will be posted as soon as possible. Wish us luck!
Yes it is has happened!
Handy Voices has moved its operations to Oxfordshire’s hub for the D/deaf community, the beautiful and historic Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre.
This centre has been in Oxford and working with the Deaf community for over 60 years and to help with our outreach, our vision and our growth, our move here was timely.
Sessions will continue to take place on:
Wednesday evenings (Term Time only)
Google map to venue: HERE Look forward to welcoming you there!
Let It Go is a crowd favourite and a frequently requested part of our setlist.
Mindy and Megan perform ‘Let it Go’ at their first ever performance with us.
A small group performance at the World Pooh Sticks Championship.
A choir performance at the Witney Music Festival.
As part of Handy Voice’s new look, we will be adding a video gallery of some of our favourite songs. Watch this space!
Handy Voices is getting very excited as we have 6 entries in this year’s Jersey Eisteddfod (the world’s largest sign singing competition)held in St Helier, Jersey on 5 November 2016. We have been very brave and this is the first year that we have entered as Handy Voices Signing Choir into the competition with two duets, two solos and two small group pieces. It is very exciting and wish us the luck! We are really looking forward to it!
On 20th August, a small selection of Handy Voices Signing Choir performed at the Elder Stubbs Festival to raise money for Restore. Restore is a charity which helps people with mental illness into work or meaningful activity.
The theme was ‘Under the Water’ so we did a small workshop teaching our audience the song ‘Yellow Submarine’ as well as performing the songs ‘Let it Go’, ‘A Better Place’ and ‘Imagine’.
Also, we are very excited to announce that this was Mindy and Megan’s first ever performance with us. Well done to them on their duet!
Christine and Clare talk about the aims of Handy Voices, our new theme ‘Divas’ and teach That’s Oxford TV a little bit of BSL
Great first session of the year– well done Handy Voices!
We have chosen our theme for the year and it is DIVAS!! This means I have chosen songs either performed or about Divas and I look forward to bringing out the inner Diva in each of the members.
If you want to join us, term has just started! It is a 10 week term 13 January- 23 March ( not 17 February) 2016. It would be great to see you and join in the fun.
If you are interested in seeing what we do or would like to book us to perform, please contact us on email@example.com.
Christine and Aaron talk about the three aims of Handy Voices and why the choir is important to them. Tune in for a few bonus Christmas themed signs!