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NAVEEN ARLES

WELCOME!

OUR FIRST MD BRUNCH CONFERENCE… AUG 2-4, 2018

Thank you to everyone for making our first MD Brunch Conference such a success. We had some major training on all things vocal: Leading, Vocal Health, and Teaching, PLUS we shared material, exchanged ideas and support and all with some of the finest vocal leaders in the country!

BRITISH CITIZEN AWARD 2018

“I believe singing together is magical not only because the music can be beautiful but because everyone involved is changed, lifted, loved and made safe for those moments of the music. Everyone. Singer, listener, or passerby. Music can offer the opportunities for so much, anything from finding your inner strength to removing barriers. I am simply a servant of my faith and of love for people and music is my vehicle for change”.

Earlier this summer, on July 5th, Naveen was very honoured to receive a British Citizen Award (BCA) for Services to the Arts. … Thank you to all those who nominated Nav. The BCA was presented to Naveen at the Palace of Westminster, London, in recognition of his bringing music and high-level music education to vastly diverse communities.

 

Read on for more about Nav's choirs

ABOUT LIGC

London International Gospel Choir (LIGC) is an award-winning 100-strong adult ensemble that worked with Deke Sharon (MD to the ‘Pitch Perfect’ films) to appear on BBC 1’s ‘Pitch Battle’. We enable people who enjoy singing to meet others in a social setting whilst developing their music, vocal and performance skills.  London is a fantastic mixing pot of people and we celebrate this diversity in a welcoming fun environment.  The choir is open to all, requires no auditions and sings uplifting material, including Gospel, pop/funk/soul and African traditional.

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ABOUT NewYVC

Co-leading the New Young Voice Collective (NewYVC) with Jane Wheeler, Nav works with young talented singers from Newham, based at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London.

This high-level choir has great relationships with Southbank Centre, Voicelab, and Youth Music, and through its development programme for Young Music Mentors and Young Artists sends out trained senior choir members to 30 schools in Newham, bringing them together for larger cluster rehearsals.  The current 3-year project follows on from a successful 2-year project that culminated in July 2017, when 500 youth and three international choirs were brought together to perform in the Royal Festival Hall.

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NAV GOES TO PRISON ... ABOUT LIBERTY CHOIRS

The amazing Liberty Choirs go into prisons to enable residents to connect socially with others and feel the potential for them to access the arts. Liberty Choir create a ‘Through the Gate’ programme giving people living out custodial sentences the confidence to rely on the relationships built within the choir to then join the choirs in which the volunteers sing once they have been released. Fifteen offenders are currently singing with choirs since 2015.
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