Viva Voce
Group type: Chamber choirs
  • Saturday 29 June
    7.30 – 9.30pm
Ticket typeCost
Over 65s£10

Come Into the Woods...

A Recital-Revue in creative collaboration with the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust.

Only Connect - Sondheim & Ravel in the same programme? Come Into the Woods and commune with the Brothers Grimm, joining Viva Voce in a vibrant Garden of Earthly Delights, linking apparently disparate, challenging and entertaining shards selected from the plethora of tripartite musical creations.

Vivid otherworldly vocal animations bring new and old fine art Triptychs to life with scenes magnified from Bosch to Bacon. This is a match for the Viva Voce mission – never to shy away from visceral emotion, elation, wry humour and technical challenges of versatile programming – to entertain and enlighten.

Headlining the programme are the masterful Chanson trilogies of Debussy & Ravel, taking you to the heart of the sophisticated Parisian intellectual left bank salon. Ours is an informal soirée with refreshments on hand (sans absinthe).

Inspired by texts, the ensemble shines the light on composer ingenuity in emotionally realising the poetry of the timeless Medieval Anonymous, Robert Burns, Andrew Marvell, Charles d’Orleans, the Irish of Raftery and many others – Sacred & Profane.

What better setting then than the newly restored Egyptian stylised Samuel Worth Chapel, at the epicentre of Sheffield General Cemetery, for staging excerpts from Mozart’s Magic Flute - set at the Temple of Isis. This is light-hearted vivacious vaudeville entertainment where dark fantasy, comedy and high drama collide – all relishing the rule of three.

Moments of mindful repose are supplied with a contemporary African-American Prayer Trilogy.

The Viva Voce Players – our very own pit band/String Quartet – will occasionally accompany and provide joyous, tongue in cheek Haydn Minuets & Trios. Yet more threes!


Viva Voce (Chamber Choir and Players)

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