At no other time in our life has the human voice had such power to connect, reassure and support each other. While the world faces unprecedented lockdowns, and people are separated from those they love, at least we can rely on a phone call or video chat to remain close.
World Voice Day has taken on a completely new meaning this year. Gone are the gatherings for performing, educating and entertaining … instead, and in keeping with this year’s theme, we want you to ‘focus on your voice’ and simply use it to bring a little joy to each other.
Of course we will celebrate April 16th with our brothers and sisters across the globe, but this year it will look (and sound) very different.
World Voice Day has been celebrated annually on 16th April since 1999. It originally focussed on the science of voice, but soon became a celebration of its beauty, prompting us to marvel at its magic and to recognise the need for vocal care.
Watch this space as we announce any online opportunities to get involved in webinars or media events but above all, we want you to spare a grateful thought for your humble larynx each time you pick up the phone and reach out to connect with someone.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaningMaya Angelou
The human voice is the organ of the soul.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I’ve always been obsessed with the grain of the human voice. It’s the ultimate instrument, there’s this whole level of virtuosity and poetry, a sort of athleticism, of controlling your voice.Oneohtrix Point Never