Di Voci News


Saturday 17th June 2017 – Summer Concert with Chester Male Voice Choir

Eflyer for June 17 concert

Saturday 20th May – Di Voci guest performance at Tabley House

Choir sing at Tabley Hall

Saturday 20th May, Di Voci sang as guests of The Vivaldi Ensemble (a 15 piece chamber ensemble) in aid of the AudMEd charity at the impressive Tabley House, near Knutsford.   We were very pleased to join Vivaldi Ensemble in what was a varied programme in a really beautiful setting of the “Gallery Room” at this stately home.  With new born lambs frolicking in the surrounding fields at the end of the lawn our rendition of “Listen to the Lambs” felt like it had more meaning, (with an extra background “bleat” here and there!!).  Lovely to sing in such beautiful surroundings and even better to be able to raise money for a worthy charity – https://www.audmed.org.uk/.

May 12th-14th 2017 – Di Voci Concert Tour in Paris

choir and eiffel tower

Di Voci performed a solo concert at the Eglise St Louis En L’lle in the centre of Paris to a very warm and appreciative audience.   The choir performed a mainly acapella programme together with duets and smaller ensembles from choir members.    The acoustics in the church were unbelievable with the ends of phrases taking seconds to release producing a fantastic sound.   We were all very moved by the reaction of the audience who were very enthusiastic in their applause and comments.  A great experience for everyone.

May 2017 – Di Voci are Finalists in the Great British Prom Competition

We are excited to announce that we have been notified that we are finalists in the Great British Prom competition.   The Great British Prom event will be held at 4 separate venues across the country and 4 choirs have been selected as finalists for each venue.  The winning choir will perform “Jerusalem” with the National Symphony Orchestra, Annette Wardell and Only Men Aloud as well as performing at the start of the concert evening.   Di Voci are finalists at the Bolesworth Hall venue.  The judging in part is based on votes or “likes” received for each choir’s entry on the Sound Cloud site.   Each choir had to put forward a recording for the initial selection process.    The final judgement will be made by the conductor.

So we need your votes – please click on the link below to vote on Sound Cloud.

November 2016 – Sasha Johnson Manning becomes Di Voci Patron

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.

December 2016 – Di Voci CD “Singing Bird”

We are happy to announce that our new CD “Singing Bird” is available – price £10.00 please contact Cath at cath.lee@ntlworld.com .  CDs are also available to purchase at our concerts.


June 2016 – The Queen 90th Birthday Concert

Di Voci join Sale Brass at their concert celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday this summer. The concert will be a celebration of British music and takes place at Sale’s Waterside Arts Centre on Saturday 11th June 2016.

June 2015 – Di Voci sing at Limerick International Festival

Di Voci invited to sing at an International Choir Festival in Limerick joining with choirs from the USA, Sweden and Ireland performing at Limerick Castle, and Limerick Cathedral.

November 2014 – Di Voci Celebrate Winning the Ladies Section of the North Wales Choir Festival


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’.

November 2014  Sale and Altrincham Messenger

Altrincham choir hits right notes in championship festival performance

ALTRINCHAM ladies choir, Di Voci, hit all the right notes to scoop first place at the prestigious North Wales Choral Festival.

The 35 strong choir, under the leadership of musical director Lorraine Brown, were delighted to take top spot in the Ladies Choir section of the event, which was held at Venue Cymru in Llandudno.  Judges rewarded Di Voci for performing an interesting and varied selection of numbers.



May 2013 Sale and Altrincham Messenger

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.

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July 2012 – extract from Andrew Hodkinson’s review of our joint concert with Tideswell Male Voice Choir from Buxton Festival Fringe website

“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.”


Autumn 2010 Faber Music Choral Newsletter competion results

Di Voci highly commended in the Faber Choral Basics amateur choir competion.


December 2009 Sale and Altrincham Messenger – Charity Christmas concert

THREE Altrincham choirs are tuning up to bring the sound of Christmas to Manchester Cathedral for a charity carol concert.

Hot Cinnamon, Di Voci and the choir from St Vincent’s Junior School, in Osborne Road, will be taking to the stage on Tuesday, December 8th to raise money for MedEquip4Kids.

MedEquip4Kids funds medical equipment and improves facilities at children’s wards and neo-natal units at hospitals across the North West. The charity is funding Clown Doctors to visit the wards of North Manchester General Hospital and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital spending time every week with the young in-patients and keeping them amused with music, jokes, magic and laughter to help them forget they are in hospital.