Voice is an exciting female trio. In their fifteen years together, they have built a dedicated fan-base across the world. Their concert starts at 7.30 in St Mary's Church. Click here to read more about them.
Victoria Couper, Clemmie Franks and Emily Burn formed Voice in 2006, and have built a dedicated fan-base across the world both for their truly unique sound and for performing a rich, varied repertoire of their own arrangements, new commissions, and rarely performed Early Music. They draw on their individual musical interests and experiences to create thrilling timbres and a blend that has been described as ‘one voice’.
As collaborators with composers, musicians, artists, and poets, Voice has devised and commissioned a number of sought-after projects, many of which bring together Early and Contemporary music in the same programme. The trio has performed across the UK, Europe, and the USA and has received funding from Arts Council England, Performing Rights Society Foundation, and the British Council.
The programme for the Festival is called Patterns of Love. It consists of songs that explore the beauty, heartache and humour of love. The trio’s performance takes in early to contemporary, with music from medieval France, Shakespearean song, 16th century catches, and folksong arrangements from the UK and Ireland. Voice have commissioned new works for Patterns of Love by five British composers; Helen Chadwick, Marcus Davidson, Emily Levy, Stevie Wishart, and Ayanna Witter-Johnson for this unique programme.
Brighton Early Music Festival Concert 2018 – “Voice…Their tuning and bell-like sound made their performance…the most sheerly beautiful thing all day.” Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph
How Sweetly You Burn “The three singers seemed so united, so familiar with one another’s strengths, and the harmonies they summoned were breath-taking.” Review
A life of love and joy – Songs from Medieval Europe “Voice’s performance was an absolute triumph of history and music” Scott Bolohan