New choral organization announces launch this fall
Choral Organization Viva Voices, a new choir which seeks to provide community choral experiences for people of all ages, announced Will throw this autumn.
The group claims that while the Cincinnati metro area has many wonderful choral organizations, Viva Voices is unique in its focus on providing an affordable, multigenerational, diverse, and high-quality choral experience.
The organization includes choirs for children of primary age through adulthood under the aegis of an organization that wishes to create a life-long choir house for singers in the region.
“The great conductor Robert Shaw once said:” … music is not a luxury but a necessity … it is the enduring focus of intelligence, aspiration and of human goodwill, “said Tony Burdette, artistic director of Viva Voix.” Viva Voices believes that music has the power to connect people – in its performance, in its messages and in its ability to inspire and to raise. And by connecting multiple ages, multiple audiences and common themes, Viva Voices brings a unique approach to choir singing in our community. “
Burdette is a seasoned conductor and professional singer.
“We are delighted to launch this new choral organization,” he continued. “As we come out of the pandemic, we believe there will be an urge to sing like we’ve never seen before. In addition, we believe that people thirst for community after being isolated for over a year. Choral singing uniquely provides a rich social experience in addition to wonderful music.
The organization will launch four new choirs this fall:
- The children’s choir, for children in grades 4 to 7
- The Viva Voices Youth Choir, for grades 8 to 12
- La Chorale Viva Voices, for all adults
- And the Viva Voices Chamber Ensemble, a choir of 16 to 18 singers auditioned within the Choir
All choirs will rehearse at Madison Avenue Christian Church in Covington, with rehearsals beginning in September.
Auditions are required for the Children’s Choir, Youth Choir and Chamber Ensemble. The Choir does not require hearing, but music reading skills are recommended. Each choir will meet weekly for rehearsals over a 10-week semester and end with a concert. After the fall semester, there will be a winter break with the resumption of programs in mid-February for the spring semester.
Interested singers and parents of interested students are encouraged to visit the Viva Voices website www.vivavoices.net to find specific rehearsal dates, concert dates, audition information, tuition fees and more. ‘registration.
-Photo: provided, Tony Burdette