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Di Voci Summer Concert 2014 – Birds, Beatles and Blessings

Join us for our annual summer concert – Sunday the 18th May at 2.30pm.

For the first time Di Voci will be performing at Altrincham Grammar School of Girls, with resident folk band Hay Lassies as guest performers.

Tickets are £6 in advance (£3 for school age children) and £7 on the door.

For further information on tickets please call 07596 240848 or message below and we will get in contact to discuss your request.

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Upcoming Concert – Britten’s Ceremony of Carols

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Di Voci are teaming up with Lancaster-based ladies choir Lacuna to perform Benjamin Britten’s gorgeous Christmas work, A Ceremony of Carols. As well as the Britten, there will be a selection of seasonal favourites, so do come along and let Di Voci and Lacuna get you into the Christmas spirit!

There will be two performances:

Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm – Lancaster Priory, Lancaster. For tickets see www.lacunachoir.org

Sunday 8th December at 3pm – St George’s Church, Altrincham. For tickets message us  below or call:  07596 240848

 

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.

Di Voci Christmas Concert Sunday 9 December 2012

We are holding our Christmas Concert on Sunday 9 December 2012 at 2.30pm at St George’s Church, Church Street, Altrincham WA14 4DB

The concert features the Dolby & Hughes piano duo and Christmas readings by Peter Birch as well as the Di Voci programme.

Tickets are £5 on the door (under 16s free) and include free refreshments (including Jean’s home made mince pies if you’re lucky!)

We are also selling raffle tickets to win one or more fabulous Christmas hampers.

Directions

St George’s Church is located on Church Street in Altrincham at the junction (traffic lights) with the A560, across the road from the Cresta Court hotel.

Parking

There is limited parking in front of the church and along Church Street across from St George’s. If you find it difficult to walk, please park behind the church in the Bicentennial Hall car park. You may also find spaces on Townfield Road, Richmond Road or in the playground of Altrincham C of E school (from Townfield Road, follow signs for Church Walk on the left hand side).

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Fab review from our Buxton Festival Fringe performance on 11 July 2012!

This is Andrew Hodkinson’s review of our joint concert with Tideswell Male Voice Choir, quoted verbatim from the review section of the Fringe website:

“You know the event you are reviewing is likely to be good when you have to queue for a few minutes to get in! Last night was such an event, and was well supported by a capacity audience. When a performance appears easy and relaxed then it usually follows that the performers have worked really hard, and the audience is in for a treat – and we were treated to a slick and professional evening of music.

I would like to give more detail of the music performed but sadly with no printed programme and little verbal information I would likely as not get it wrong. Dennis Kay & Christopher Ellis, the MD and Accompanist, did a wonderful job encouraging and supporting the singers (I had to ask how their names were spelled – no programme!). What a fine ensemble and sound from this men’s choir; and their intonation was pretty near faultless even in “Wonderful World”, and “Yesterday” where falling phrases can so often arrive flat – not with TMVC. They have a range of sounds and dynamics that makes it a pleasure to hear.

Their guest group was a ladies choir from Altrincham called “Di Voce” (I hope that is correct), and their singing was a revelation – clear, wide range, superb intonation, and dynamic range, and what power from only 27 singers! Their items were wide ranging and a joy to listen to, and the combined items with TMVC were something really special.

The high points for me were “Bohemian Rhapsody”, and the solo spot “Floral Dance” with soloist???. For “Di Voce” it was the the Rutter “For the Beauty of the Earth”, and Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm”. As Dennis said at the end of the concert, a choir is nothing without a first class accompanist and we had two stars last night.”

Joint concert with Tideswell Male Voice Choir Wednesday 11 July 2012 as part of Buxton Festival Fringe

Our busy summer season concludes with a concert at the prestigious Buxton Festival Fringe sharing the billing with Tideswell Male Voice Choir. We are thrilled to performing with the men and delighted they have chosen us as co-performers – after all their next shared concert is with the runaway success Military Wives Choir!

The performance will take place at St John’s Church, Buxton on Wednesday 12 July 2012 at 7.30 pm. The simplest way to obtain a ticket is to contact our musical director Lorraine Brown directly (singing.tuition@tiscali.co.uk) as she has a stash of tickets available. Alternatively you can try your luck with the Buxton Fringe box office – details on the website http://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/

St John’s Church (postcode SK17 6XG) stands is on the A53 St John’s Road, at the junction with the A5005 Manchester Road, near Buxton’s famous Opera House. There is some limited parking in the church grounds accessed from Manchester Road, but much more pay-and -display parking can be found in the surrounding streets.

Di Voci concert at Lymm Festival Friday 6 July 2012

We are performing a Summer Serenade this Friday,  6 July 2012 at 7.30 pm at St Peter’s Church, Oughtrington Lane,  Lymm WA13 9JB

Tickets are £6

Approaching Lymm on the A56 from Altrincham, Oughtrington Lane is the first turning on the right after passing the prominent Church Green pub and restaurant on your left.

St Peter’s church is on the left after you pass the Leisure Centre and High School on your right.

This is the link to the festival box office:

http://www.lymmfestival.org.uk/buy-tickets/online-box-office

I think cash will also be accepted on the door too.

Di Voci Spring Concert 2012

We are holding our Spring Concert on Friday 25 May 2012 at 7.30pm at St Margaret’s Church, Dunham Road, Altrincham WA14 4 AQ. St Margaret’s is the impressive church stone church with a tower on your left as you drive along the the main road A56 towards Manchester. There is parking both in the church car park which is accessed via Gorsey Lane, the narrow street just before the church if you are driving towards Manchester. Alternatively there should be on-street parking on St Margaret’s Road, the broad residential street opposite the church.

Joining us as special guests for this performance are the Meadway Youth Choir and the Trafford Youth Concert Band. We have been rehearsing hard and have an uplifting and varied programme for you.

Tickets are £7 for adults; no charge for children under 16. The ticket price includes a free glass of wine or soft drink.Choir members have been busy planning their baking and  so cakes will be available too – donations for these gratefully accepted.

Tickets are available from any choir member, or just turn up and pay on the door. We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Christmas concert Sunday 12 December 2010

Our Christmas concert is on Sunday 12 December 2010 at 2.30 pm at St George’s Church, Altrincham

Admission and refreshments afterwards are free. A collection will be held for our chosen charity for 2010, the Cheshire Downs Syndrome Support Group.

Choir members please arrive at 1.45 for a warm-up.

The running order will be:

O Holy Night

Christmas Lullaby

Silent Night

The Holly and the Ivy

Reading from “Cider with Rosie”  and Cherry Tree Carol

The Bells of Paradise

Medley Christmas

It’s  the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Battle of Jericho

I am a Small Part of the world

Don’t Rain on My Parade

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

White Christmas

(reprise: It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year)

See you on Sunday – all welcome.

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…