Dark Clouds

ABOUT US

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WHO WE ARE

We are outstanding close-harmony vocal ensembles with a contemporary approach to choral singing

In short: we are a new breed of choir...

… and we are on a mission to rebrand ensemble singing

WHAT WE DO

We create communities and real friendships through singing. Filling the gap between amateur and professional, we challenge our members to take their singing to the next level and nurture their talent to bring them out of the shadows and into the spotlight (sorrynotsorry)

We also create unique, immersive concert experiences for our audiences with exciting arrangements you won’t hear anywhere else

We achieve all of this through our four core principles below:

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HOW WE DO IT

(oh, and also a healthy dose of madness)

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PURPOSE

We give purpose to your singing with a guaranteed ten weeks of rehearsals and concert at the end of every term

 

Our Membership is flexible, we know our members have lives outside of rehearsal so if you can only attend one term a year, then that’s all you pay for

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ENSEMBLE TYPES

Flame

On a Friday evening in 2008, in a cosy living room somewhere in the Suffolk countryside; four singing students and their teacher sat down at a piano, started to sing their favourite songs together and Out Of The Shadows was born

The original group has had dramatic changes in numbers and faces over the years and since 2016, Out Of The Shadows has evolved into multiple adult ensembles. As we have grown, so have the number of opportunities for performance, musical training, laughter and memories, guided by our ethos and principles which remain the same as when the original group started

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THE TEAM

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VICTORIA CALVER

Musical Director

VICTORIA CALVER BA (Hons), LTCL

MUSICAL DIRECTOR, ARRANGER & FOUNDER

Victoria Calver is a well-established Musical Director and Choral Conductor and has spent the past 10 years working with many diverse and exciting professional and amateur groups. She has taught at some of London's most prestigious Performing Arts Colleges and currently teaches at PPA in Guildford alongside running Out Of The Shadows. Victoria has performed at some of the country's finest venues and has won many choral competitions with choirs under her Musical Direction. She initially trained as a classical vocalist but soon discovered her passion for musical direction and found choral work and singing teaching incredibly rewarding. 

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ERIN MANN

BUSINESS DIRECTOR

& EVENT MANAGER

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VICTORIA CALVER

CHORAL DIRECTOR

LONDON ENSEMBLE

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GEORGIE SMIT

CHORAL DIRECTOR

CAMBRIDGE ENSEMBLE

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KATY COCKS

CHORAL DIRECTOR

BURY ST. EDMUNDS ENSEMBLE