Voix de Vivre was created in 2003 by professional tenor Neil MacKenzie. His aim was to build a chamber choir for experienced amateur singers. From the start the choir has performed a range of exciting repertoire from Palestrina to Poulenc and Scarlatti to Schoenberg. Voix de Vivre is based in St Albans, Hertfordshire and is honoured to have international opera star Jeremy White as its Honorary President.
Voix de Vivre has collaborated with professional orchestras including the Bissolotti Players, in Haydn’s Maria Theresa Mass and Faure’s Requiem and the Lawes Baroque Players, in Handel’s dazzling oratorio Israel in Egypt. The St Albans based Amadeus Chamber Orchestra played with Voix de Vivre in Haydn’s rarer gem the Great Organ Mass.
The choir has been proud to work with well-known pianists Stephen Betteridge and Andrew Leach and organists Richard Carr and Andrew Parnell. The choir has also collaborated with other chamber choirs Carillon and the Jay Singers.
Voix de Vivre may be amateur by status, but their standards of performance were remarkably high. Lewis Foreman
Voix de Vivre have shown a new direction for choral singing in this new century. Jeremy White