On Easter Monday, St Lukes’ resident community choir, Vox Holloway, delighted an enthusiastic audience with a programme of old and new spirituals. The concert celebrated the history of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the first all-black choir in America, which was made up of former slaves. The concert raised an impressive £5,000 for the Not For Sale campaign, which works to end people trafficking and modern slavery. A generous anonymous donor stepped forward to match the money raised by the concert, so we were able to donate a fantastic £10,000 towards the charity’s Amsterdam project, which supports vulnerable women who’ve been trafficked into the city from around the world as sex slaves. You can learn more about Not For Sale at http://www.notforsalecampaign.org
Thank you and well done to everyone who makes Vox Holloway possible – singing, directing, working behind the scenes, and not forgetting the audiences who come along to enjoy concerts and raise money for important causes. Visit http://voxholloway.com to learn more about Vox Holloway, its upcoming events and how you can join (rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at St Luke’s).
The choir’s next big concert is a performance of The Prophet by Harvey Brough, based on the book by Kahlil Gibran, on 7 July. Put it in your diary!