San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Trans Voices Vocal Sessions
with Aneesa Chaudhry, www.TheVoiceBox.biz
What's on offer!
>HEAL> 121 Singing Therapy and Find You Voice Group Sessions
>SING> Join 'TransPosed!' small group of singers
or The Trans Voices Choir!
Also, separate sessions for FTM / MTF/ non gender specific people
Prepare to sing your hearts out at Trans Pride!
>SHINE> Building Vocal Confidence Sessions
All Sessions cost £10, payable to Rosemary 2 weeks in advance of your session.
If you are unable to make a session, you must inform Aneesa 48 hours in advance so that someone else may benefit from the slot if it becomes available.
There are 2 slots available during each monthly drop ins and these are available on a first come first served basis so please register your interest asap if you would like to attend.
1. 121 voice / singing therapy
- Explore and address your personal ambitions regarding your voice, using songs to express yourself and singing to strengthen your own voice. Bring along 2 songs you love to sing. Don’t worry about the quality of the sound, we start by having fun and letting Aneesa hear the colour of your voice and practice techniques that can help you strengthen your voice whilst exploring breathing, use of head voice, chest voice, twang, falsetto, pitch etc
2. Find Your Voice Group Session
- Use songs and a collage of sound to find and strengthen your speaking voice, to express your emotions and build your confidence by singing your heart out with song!
3. Separate group voice sessions for Female to Male, (MTF) Male to Female, (FTM), Intersex, non-gender specific
- Use singing to explore tone, pitch and strengthening of the higher and lower voice.
4. Building confidence in daily life
- Do you need to ‘Walk The Walk and Talk The Talk’?
- Exploration of Your Voice with your body language.
- Practicing new ideas & considering how to present yourself.
5. Trans choir/ small singing group
Be part of a small singing group, the 'TransPosed!' Singers! and The Trans Voices Choir!) and if we feel ready, perform at Trans Pride! Regular commitment required.
The Trans Voices Choir!Will meet to rehearse during the first hour of the monthly drop in March, April, May, June & July.
'TransPosed!' will meet to rehearse during the first hour of the monthly drop in April, May, June & July and on other arranged dates with TransPosed! members.
Potential for a performance at Trans Pride (24 or 25 July)
To Be Confirmed: Potential Trans Voices Workshop & Choir performance with Aneesa Chaudhry at Hand In Hand: Using Singing to Find Your Voice (14/15 June)
6. Stepping stone sessions to joining RC
Preparation for potential Rainbow Chorus membership (over 1 year long period).
Joining the Trans Choir in the first instance will be required.
When & Where
“Aneesa Chaudhry is a force of nature and a force to be reckoned with. Her voice is extraordinary in so many senses, range, tone, style proving that this is not simply a voice of fashion, and there are plenty of those around, but a real voice full of real musical talent and skill – weapon quality! An evening of song with her is a white knuckle ride of styles and musical genre – ballads, jazz classics, rock, swing, Asian fusion, Fascinating as this is, and amazing value at the price, it does leave your head in a spin. She gave us a striking rendition of My Funny Valentine that was spine tinglingly good, Aneesa is a pure talent, a chameleon chanteuse – and she looks great too, cheekily flirting with her audience and winning us over every minute of the way. When a gig is this good it would bland and dull to simply say that Aneesa Chaudhry is bloody brilliant!” - Andrew Kay, The Latest (Dec 07, 2014)
“Aneesa Chaudhry showed the audience exactly how accomplished a musician, singer and performer she is. The Brunswick was packed to the rafters. I could have listened to her sing all night. She is the full package, sassy & engaging. The haunting Tera Chera was the highlight showing off her range & the ethereal tone quality of her voice in the upper register. Guappa Chica presented her fun side while Papernut demonstrated the huge range of her voice. Vocally she was quite extraordinary during this number considering this was live and the possibilities of studio tricks less possible. I love a performer who takes risks not only with their performance but also with the arrangements. She made My Funny Valentine her own & challenged both singer and listener to the limits. It was a triumph! Her voice is secure over her complete register, while her ability to bend notes gives a wonderful Eastern flavour. Her articulation is drilled down & precise. You can understand every word she sings” - James Ledward, GScene (Dec 10, 2014)
"What a sensational lunchtime jazz session from Aneesa Chaudhry at the Summertown Wine Cafe yesterday! My goodness the girl has an amazing range. She titallated us with Van Morison's Moondance before nailing Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now' goosebumps and swelling tear ducts all-round. Oxford Jazz Festival
Aneesa brings a great vibe (and a crowd) to her gigs. She has an original take on performing and brings a little old school glamour to her live shows. Prepare to be entertained as she seamlessly navigates through classics and new material. An excellent addition to any serious music event billing. SAM SUTTON, GINGLIK, London
Ealing Jazz Festival, July 2008 ‘An original Punjabi take on the jazz tradition supported by some of the best Latin musicians, music full of light, the subtleness of jazz, and a commitment to the vitality of performance’. Pete Watson, Crypt Stage Director
Isle of White International Jazz Divas Festival ‘Aneesa Chaudhry wowed the audience at the Jazz Festival fringe with her unique approach to jazz, spicing things up nicely with exotic eastern flavours, both vocally and percussively, along with well known classics, all delivered with a dash of divadom and a sprinkle of stardust’ Mick Smith, Director, Quay Arts
‘Aneesa Chaudhry’s sets in the Birmingham Jazz Festival were real stand-out occasions. Very musical, pretty unusual, and totally absorbing’. Jim Simpson, Festival Director
‘I WAS THERE…THE SUN WAS OUT AND ANEESA SANG UP A DREAM’, National Theatre, Ian Shaw, 2004 BBC Jazz Vocalist, Royal National Theatre Music Pitch