Voice, the acclaimed British vocal ensemble from Oxford, England, formed in 2006. The trio explores repertoire that is diverse while being complementary: performing works by Hildegard of Bingen and other early masters; traditional songs and arrangements from around the world; and contemporary compositions. In 2013, they launched their debut album Musical Harmony: a carefully crafted selection of songs defining Voice's distinctive sound, described as ‘Fresh and really rather beautiful’ – Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 Summer CD Review.
Voice has received funding from PRSF and Arts Council England to commission work and collaborate with other artists. Over the years, they have devised and commissioned a number of unique and exciting projects: The Ziggurat Builders by Marcus Davidson (2011), setting a poem by Iraqi Assyrian poet Sargon Boulus for Voice, ‘ud player Khyam Allami, and cellist Tara Franks; O Choruscans Lux Stellarum by Stevie Wishart (2012) commissioned for Women of the World Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, London; Megaphones for the Unheard, which was a collaboration with poet, Jasmine Ann Cooray, and a suite of songs by four British composers that explore the voice of women through music and poetry.
The trio’s latest collaborative project, funded by Arts Council England, sees the creation of five new pieces by British composers, on the theme of love. The works are part of the trio’s touring programme, If Music Be the Food of Love (USA 2015/2016).
Voice has also worked with early music instrumental ensemble, Dufay Collective, performing 'A Distant Mirror: Machaut, Mannerism and the Medieval Mind' at Dartington International Summer School 2013.
Voice have performed at festivals across the UK and in Europe. In 2013 they made their debut performance in Bucharest as part of EUROPAfest, in Brussels at La Chappelle de Verre, and in the USA with Baylin Artists Management. In the run up to their debut US tour, Voice received funding from Arts Council England to perform at APAP NYC.
In 2014 Voice will tour their thematic programme, Patterns of Love, in the UK and they will deliver residencies throughout the UK at schools and with community groups. Following their second tour of the USA in February 2015, Voice will head back into the studio to record their second album.