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Viva Voce Singers bring their award-winning music to Whinburgh – June 23rd

Whinburgh Music Festival will welcome the Viva Voce choir to Whinburgh on Saturday 23 June. Under its new musical director Duncan Barlow, the choir is set to perform a wide variety of pieces under the title of ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’.

The 25-strong choir has put together a new programme for the event, which will include The Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott and numbers from Cole Porter, Eric Whitacre and William Boyd, amongst others.

Duncan Barlow is an experienced choral conductor and has held a number of roles at Norwich High School and Norwich School. Previously musical director of the Mid Norfolk Singers, Duncan is looking forward to working with Viva Voce.

Viva Voce has a reputation for high quality performances and will be joined by three talented local musicians for the concert. The choir was winner of the last BBC Radio Norfolk Choir of the year competition in 2011 and gives around five concerts a year to help raise money for charities across Norfolk.

Whinburgh Music Festival was born to help find the money for the repairs to St Mary’s church roof. From its early days it has grown and now brings vibrant and top quality performances to the Norfolk countryside.

Duncan Barlow outside St Mary’s church Whinburgh where he will be conducting the Viva Voce Singers on Saturday 23 June

Festival 2018

Viva Voce singers

23rd June

In 2012 the chancel roof at St Mary’s Whinburgh, a small village on the outskirts of Dereham, was in need of urgent repairs and funds were required to supplement an English Heritage grant. And so the Whinburgh Music Festival was born to help find the money for the repairs.

From its early days it has grown, its reputation flourished and is now firmly established in the local music event calendar, bringing vibrant and top quality performances to the Norfolk countryside. Funds are still raised for the church and a willing band of volunteers help make this event the success it is.

This year – 23 June – we will have a performance in our church by the Viva Voce Singers from Norwich.

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