About Di Voci Ladies Choir

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LATEST NEWS:

Di Voci are Finalists in the Great British Prom Competition

Di Voci are finalists in the Bolesworth Hall venue of the Great British Prom Competition – voting on the Soundcloud site forms part of the judging process.  So please click on this link and vote by clicking on the “heart” symbol on the Di Voci sound clip.   Just enter your email address and a password or login into Facebook and you are in.   We need your votes!!  See News area for more information.

Di Voci Paris Concert Tour

13th May 2017 Di Voci performed at the Eglise St Louis En L’lle a mainly acapella programme with duets and ensemble performances.  The venue is in the heart of Paris with wonderful acoustics and atmosphere – a truly memorable event.  For more info please go to our News page.

CD “Singing Bird

In December 2016 we unveiled our new CD “Singing Bird” containing a few of our favourite pieces from our repetoire.  Please click on the YouTube link below to hear one of the tracks, Di Voci singing Will Todd’s “The Lord is My Shepherd.”   Track from CD

Di Voci Patron – Sasha Johnson Manning

We are proud to announce that the respected and well known musician Sasha Johnson Manning became our Patron in 2016.  Sasha is a composer and performer including singing for BBC Radio 4 daily service.  She has been commission to compose both secular and religious works.  With Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, she wrote the Manchester Carols.  We are very proud to have her as our Patron.

ABOUT DI VOCI

Di Voci is an established ladies choir based in the Altrincham area and performs in concerts, competitions and for private events throughout Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

The choir was set up in October 2007 by Musical Director, Lorraine Brown. Lorraine studied singing at Trinity College of Music and she has extensive experience as a soloist in opera and oratorio and as a chorister. Lorraine is a singing teacher and works in both private and state schools in the South Manchester area as well as teaching privately.

Vocal training is an important part of our rehearsal schedule. Generally the choir performs concerts twice a year, at Christmas and in the summer. We also get involved in festival performances, eg. Lymm Festival 2012, Buxton Fringe Festival 2012, Altrincham Festival 2012 & 13, charity concerts.

You can also hire Di Voci to sing at private functions like weddings and family celebrations.

The choir are now 43 members strong and sing a wide repertoire from classical choral works to modern pieces – from Handel to Sting!

The choir is a close knit group of women with a wide age range but all with a common goal of enjoying singing together and for others.      “For many of us, coming together once a week to sing is an oasis from our busy lives…. but even more than that, the camaraderie of this group of women has been the solace and support that has inspired us to get through those difficult moments in our lives.   The joy we get from singing together as a group is absolute”  quote from Alto member.

Di Voci have entered a small number of competitions over the past few years, including the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition at the Royal Northern College of Music, and were proud to be winners at the Alderley Edge Music Festival in the choral category in 2013 and were the winners of the ladies choir category at the prestigious North Wales Choral Festival in Llandudno, November 2014. All the members of Di Voci rise to the challenge in preparing for these events, and all agree it is a thrilling experience whatever the outcome (but especially thrilling to win!!)

We are very lucky to have Abigail Perry as our accompanist. Abi is a highly qualified professional musician and teacher.  Having such an accomplished musician to accompany us is the cornerstone of the choir’s performances.  Please see the attached link https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/teacher/aeab60b273ff0d01e01f

We select a nominated charity each year and arrange events at which we can collect for those charities.  We also perform at events held by other local charities in the area such as Light up a Life for St Ann’s Hospice.  We feel it is important to help where we can in aid of such good causes.

Di Voci meet for rehearsals on Monday evenings during term time, 7.30 to 9.30 pm, at the URCF (Bowdon Downs church hall), Bowdon Road in Altrincham, WA14 2AH.

Please contact our Musical Director Lorraine Brown on lorraine.brown07@gmail.com

lorraine.brown07@gmail.com if you would like to discuss the choir further.

2017 is our 10 year anniversary and we have a full line up of concerts including a celebratory concert in November 2017.  Our schedule for this year can be seen on our Concert Schedule page.

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Contact:

Our events organiser Ann Littlewood on 0161 928 2792 (evenings best)   or Diane Jones from our Marketing Committee on 0788 761 0891.   Or email us at divociladieschoir@gmail.com

 

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