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Thursday 14th April 2022

Aisha Vaughan + Murmuration Choir

— St. Michael's on the Mount (Without)
'The Age of Aquarius' EP Launch
price: Headfirst Tickets

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“An evensong for these times! Achingly transcendent torch songs imbued with healing soul ambiance and pop-perfection - backed by the stunning Murmuration choir in the recently converted majesty of a grade II listed church on St Michael’s Hill.”
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Murmuration Choir is very excited to announce a long-awaited returning concert, after what feels like a long long Winter into a Spring of Springs. We shall be picking up where we left off, honouring the collaboration with Aisha Vaughan (previously known as Chaouche) that was planned to happen before the pandemic hit, exactly 2 years ago. In this significant moment of recapitulation, the choir shall be supporting Aisha in the release of her latest EP - ‘The Age of Aquarius’ - performed on piano and joined by cellist Jo Silverston (Mesadorm) and violinist Ben Mowat (Murmuration Choir), in the breathtakingly magical, newly refurbished church-venue, St. Michael’s on the Mount (Without). The music will be stunning, but it’s worth it just to come and sit under the painted ceiling and hanging infinity sculpture of this ambient space.

In short, expect an immersive opportunity for cathartic reflection, reinvigoration of the senses, and a boosted connection to the power of people and beauty.

AISHA VAUGHAN (8.30 pm)

“Channelling the hymnal qualities of Cat’s Eyes with the dense vocals of Medúlla-era Björk” - The Line of Best Fit

“Been playing Aisha on a loop all week" - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

“Beautiful" - Huw Stephens, Radio 1

Both Gothic and soothing, Aisha Vaughan shares a personal story of healing and transformation - a perfect fit for our post-pandemic process of phoenix-rebirth. Spending her childhood growing up in Swansea before moving to Bristol to develop her practise as a songwriter / producer, Aisha’s delicate piano playing features prominently in her sound, and is bolstered by balanced production of her own massed vocals, cello, violin and an obsession with reverb and delay. Her sound has often been underpinned with programmed drums and sub-bass, but tonight, Murmuration Choir will join Aisha on striped-back, acoustic versions of several of her songs, including tracks from her first album ‘Safe’, and new tracks from recently released EP ‘Age of Aquarius’ - an ambient homage to the environmental chaos, tragedy and beauty that exists in the world today.

We shall also be performing Aisha’s version of ‘Ordinary World’, which leads the soundscape in the trailer for the epic, post-apocalyptic fairytale Netflix series, ‘Sweet Tooth’.
@aishavaughanmusic

MURMURATION CHOIR (9.45 pm)

In under a year of forming in 2018, Murmuration Choir quickly became one of Bristol's most exciting and progressive vocal projects, bringing together a collective of the city’s finest singers and curating sell-out collaboration shows with the likes of Rachael Dadd, Sam Brookes, Cosmo Sheldrake and Mesadorm. Inspired by 6Music DJs, and artists who are at the leading edge of re-defining the future of popular music and its place in our social and environmental evolution - Murmuration’s repertoire draws from Neo-Soul, Electronica, Indie and Experimental Pop, arranged into 4-8 part harmony with the emotive signature sound of local musician and choir director, Isolde Freeth-Hale (ISOLDÉ). Beatbox accompaniment from Jack Salt (Ushti Baba, The Inexplicables) & Simon Abel.

Tonight we shall be sharing 2 new choral renditions of pieces by Alt-J and Dominique Fils Aimé, and a first live performance of Pete Josef’s ‘Spring At Last’, which was recently recorded and featured in wildlife documentary ‘Garden of a Thousand Bees’ (Passion Pictures) that aired on Sky (UK) and PBS (US). We will also enjoy solos from from guest singers Laura Goucher, & Kitty Stewart.

murmurationchoir.co.uk
@MURMURchoir

SUPPORT FROM:

JAKOB LEONARDUS (7.30 pm)

£15 adv + bf*
(online bookings will stop at 6.30pm)
Limited tickets on the door card & cash.
Doors & bar - 7 pm
Music 7.30 - 10.30 pm, with intervals.
Doors will close at 9.45 pm, please aim to arrive before 1st act & during intervals 8-8.30 & 9.15-9.45 pm
Seated, no need to reserve in advance.

*Please get in touch via info@murmurationchoir.co.uk before midday 14.04 if you have already bought tickets to our previously postponed show, and would either like to re-assign them for the new date, or be refunded. We shall be making refunds after the show date.

N.B. All our shows sell out in advance, so please book tickets early to avoid disappointment. Always thoroughly vet unofficial ticket vendors before exchanging money. Please also be aware, that we professionally photograph / film our events, so by coming to one of our shows, you are agreeing to potentially be a part of our documentation.

Event photos for Aisha Vaughan + Murmuration Choir:

Aisha Vaughan + Murmuration Choir at St. Michael's on the Mount (Without)
Aisha Vaughan + Murmuration Choir in Bristol 2022

Artist Videos:

YouTube
Chaouche - I'll Lose My Head (Official Video)
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Chaouche - So What (Official Video)
YouTube
Aisha Vaughan - The Frame (Live at Christchurch Studio)
YouTube
Ordinary World - (DC Sweet Tooth Official Trailer #2 Song Live Acoustic Version)
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'Easy' by MESADORM feat. MURMURATION CHOIR
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MURMURATION CHOIR - All is Full of Love (Bjork Cover)
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MURMURATION CHOIR - Choir to the Wild (Solomon Grey Cover)
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SAM BROOKES - NUMB - Feat. MURMURATION CHOIR

Artist Audio:

Aisha Vaughan
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bandcamp - Aisha Vaughan
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Chaouche
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Aisha Vaughan + Murmuration Choir at St. Michael's on the Mount (Without) in Bristol
01 / 04
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