Di Voci celebrate as they are crowned winners of the North Wales Choral Festival 2014

Di Voci Ladies Choir reached new heights this November taking the title of winners of the Ladies choirs section of the North Wales Choral Festival in Llandudno.
Di Voci competed against ten other choirs from across Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland in a wonderful afternoon of music. The winning ten minute programme consisted of Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’, Britten’s ‘There is No Rose’ from the Ceremony of Carols and finally an a cappella arrangement of ‘The Battle of Jericho’.

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Di Voci Wins First Prize at Alderley Edge Festival 2013

Here’s the write-up in local paper the Sale and Altrincham Messenger 15 May 2013 edition

Di Voci Ladies Choir triumphs at Alderley Edge Festival

ALTRINCHAM-based Di Voci, a ladies choir formed in 2007, hit the right notes at the recent Alderley Edge Festival Choir competition.

The annual event, which features music and speech competitions, was won by the ladies at their first time of entry.

Di Voci is a mixed ability choir with more than 40 members, meeting most weeks in Altrincham.

Musical director Lorraine Brown was delighted at the result, giving credit to her ‘fantastic group of ladies who have worked so hard and truly deserve their success’.

The choir was originally started to fill a gap in the market for a non-auditioned ladies only choir.

Di Voci’s repertoire combines classical choral music with a few modern favourites to provide a unique blend that attracts hundreds of loyal fans to their twice yearly concerts.

Lorraine Brown put the success down to the choir’s enthusiasm and hard work. ˜Given the popularity of choirs during recent years, audience expectations are getting higher and higher, therefore we have to raise our game continually each year to keep the audiences coming though the door.

“The recent focus on entering choral competitions has provided us with a goal which helps us to improve our musicality and refine our performance. I am so proud of their achievement.”

Di Voci plans to enter more local and national competitions during 2013 and 2014, their ever increasing profile keeps attracting potential new members however Di Voci has had to introduce a waiting list due to its popularity.

Manchester Amateur Choral Competition (MACC)

We had a ball yesterday at the  annual Manchester Amateur Choral Competition held at the Royal Northern College of Music. This was our first ever competition and  the standard was extremely high. Although we weren’t placed this time, we sang our hearts out and can be proud of our performance.

Here we are relaxing before our performance:

And here we are after our performance finally able to join the audience:

Our 3 competition songs were: Battle of Jericho; Small Part of the World; and Don’t Rain on my Parade.

We missed winning choir “Inpromptu”‘s performance first time round as we were busy warming up but their reprise was absolutely stunning. Here they are receiving well-deserved applause:

Last year’s winners “Crystal Chords” put on a fantastic performance to take our minds off the judges’ deliberation. Their co-ordinated outfits and Busby Berkeley style choreography matched the quality of their close harmonies. Absolutely mesmerising.

A big thank you to everyone who came to support us. I think we’re inspired to raise our game for next year now…