24th November 2018 – Grand Concert with John’s Boys
23rd June 2018 – Women in Song Concert
In the Year of the Woman our summer concert this year had a theme to celebrate the achievements of the Suffragette Movement. The programme focused on women poets, lyricists, composers, arrangers and songwriters and included readings providing an insight into the lives of some of these amazing women. Lorraine, our MD, put together an amazing programme with a wide range of pieces including Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now”, Eleanor Daley “Lake Isle of Innisfree”, Eirks Esenvalds “Stars”, Jule Style “Don’t Rain on my Parade with the evening opening with the “March of the Women” written by the two suffragettes Ethel Smyth and Cicely Hamilton. A truly inspiring evening with great feedback from an appreciative audience.
April 21st 2018 – Recital in Lincoln Cathedral
Di Voci were thrilled to be able to sing in such a prestigious venue where the acoustics were utterly amazing. A difficult and varied programme which leant itself to the majesty of the surroundings. We were delighted by the appreciative and complimentary comments of the audience and visitors to the cathedral. An emotional and memorable performance for us all. A compilation video can be found on our “Listen to Di Voci” page
December 10th 2017 – Christmas Concert
Di Voci were delighted to guest at Altrincham Concert Orchestra’s Christmas concert in the United Reformed Church in Hale. It was a very varied programme with some collaborative pieces between Di Voci and ACO. A truly enjoyable concert with great feedback from the audience. We look forward to performing with them again next year.
July & Dec 2017 – Hale Barns Festival and Christmas Concert
Di Voci invited to perform with a large line up of other musicians at the Summer and Christmas festivals held in Hale Barns including chart topper Jona Lewie as the headline star at the Christmas concert. It was good to be a part of such a varied range of musicians.
November 10th 2017 – Di Voci 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Concert
Well, what can we say – 10 years of Di Voci, and we celebrated in style. A wonderful venue at the Bowdon Rooms, with food, singing and dancing the night away. Special guests were Dominic Halpin and the Honey Bees who brought the house down – the perfect band for what was a memorable occasion. We would also like to thank the tango dancers who took centre stage during our rendition of Libertango – a breath taking performance by them. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years and we hope you enjoyed the evening as much as the choir. Here’s to the next 10 years!
June 17th 2017 – Di Voci Summer Concert
We had a wonderful line up for our summer concert with guests Chester Male Voice Choir and Baritone soloist Patrick Owston. On a particularly sunny June afternoon we were treated to a great programme by Chester MVC which included a varied programme from “An American Trilogy” to Verdi’s “Speed your Journey”. It was a particular delight to listen to the young baritone soloist Patrick Owston – a star of the future. There are extracts of the concert on our “listen to Di Voci” page.
Saturday 20th May – Di Voci guest performance at Tabley House
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
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 were finalists in the Great British Prom competition. The Great British Prom event was held at 4 separate venues across the country and 4 choirs have been selected as finalists for each venue. Di Voci were 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 put forward a recording for the initial selection process. The final judgement was made by the conductor.
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 commissioned 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 email@example.com . CDs are also available to purchase at our concerts.
June 2016 – The Queen’s 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 were 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.