Julia Hollander

Welcome to the Healthy Voice website where you can find out about my teaching work, children’s choirs and Community choirs.

You can discover where and what I am performing, and what my students are getting up to.  I love helping people to sing better, and I love to sing with and for people.

Latest Musings from The Blog

The Letter

Another outing for my radio programme from last year, about my grandfather's escape from Nazi Czechoslovakia thanks to a letter from the BBC - on sunday oct 4 and then on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002rv6...

Songs of Hope and Renewal – Holywell, Oxford, Sept 26

https://www.facebook.com/smvoxford/videos/768415154011309 September 26, 5pm and 8pm See you there

Trees for Life – monday june 8

https://youtu.be/uWMPOZS6po4

Musing on what these Cancellations mean

I had three concerts lined up for the next couple of weeks - all of them cancelled due to Covid19. I want to try and think about what that means in terms of my community - who my music touches. The first was a big Beethoven 250-year celebration - a local choir and...

Climate Change and Spirituality Podcasts

This isn't about singing, but it is my voice (and others') - a series of podcasts for the Oxford University Church about the spiritual crisis that is part of our current climate crisis. Aiming at one a month. First up - reliable scientific context from IPCC author...

Sublime

Aha - I just found a review of the Bach Christmas Oratorio I sang in before Christmas - 'sublime alto' they call me. https://www.great-milton.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Dec-2019.pdf Of course, I was far too concerned with my 'Christmassy' outfit (a glittery...

November 22 – Holywell Concert

Julia Hollander, Peter McMullin and Anna Snesar Present English and Czech music for voice, piano and violin GOD MADE A TREE Holywell Music Room, Holywell St, Oxford 7.30pm, Friday November 22, 2019 Free Entrance - Donations to RAIN - Agroforestry in Brazil...

The letter

  This is what I was working on last year, with producer Dixi Stewart https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002rv6 A BBC Radio 3 programme about my family - including current members thereof. Listen and let me know what you think...

In the hothouse – concert march 7

A recital of art songs built around the centrepiece of Wagner's 'Im Treibhaus' - 'In the Hothouse' - all about our relationship with the natural world. Pete McMullin plays the wonderful Steinway piano in Holywell Music Room. Also introducing a recently re-discovered...

Rockabye

In a dingy Viennese coffee house, the woman behind the bar isn’t just enjoying her playlist on the PA system - she is joining in, her grainy voice (Austrian accent fully Americanised) rising above the whoosh of the milk frother, ‘So rockabye, rockabye…’ I admire her...

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