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Voice, the acclaimed British vocal ensemble from Oxford, England, formed in 2006. The trio explores repertoire of Hildegard von Bingen and other early masters, world folk song arrangements, and contemporary compositions. They have appeared at a diverse mix of venues from the prestigious Royal Festival Hall to the National Portrait Gallery.
Hildegard von Bingen features prominently in their wide-ranging repertoire as all three artists have performed throughout Europe with the renowned early music vocal ensemble Sinfonye. In 2011, with Sinfonye, they performed for the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall, and in 2012 at the Herrenhausen Festival, Hannover, Germany.
Voice has a longstanding relationship with composer Marcus Davidson and in 2011 received PRSF support for his composition, The Ziggurat Builders, based on a poem by Iraqi Assyrian poet Sargon Boulus. This was a collaborative project involving Voice, ‘ud player Khyam Allami, and cellist Tara Franks. More recently Voice worked with composer Stevie Wishart as part of the WOW Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, performing her new piece O Choruscans Lux Stellarum, with the Voicelab choir directed by Mary King.
On recording and live in performance, Voice regularly collaborates across all art-forms. As a testament to its versatility and originality, the ensemble has been part of an acoustic installation at Shunt Lounge and performed at a former railway arch at London Bridge and at a city wheat field, Dalston Mill, for Barbican Arts. They have also taken part in festivals in London and elsewhere in Britain including; the London A Cappella Festival at Kings Place, Spitalfield’s Festival, Aldeburgh Food Festival, and the Cheltenham Music Festival. Individually, the members of Voice have been heard in a wide range of unusual collaborations including with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Bobby McFerrin, and installation artist Martin Creed.
Voice was featured at the 2012 Cultural Olympiad in London, followed by performances in Berlin and throughout the United Kingdom in preparation for their US debut tour in 2013.