Giving voice to diverse cultural experiences through song and story.
Sing with us! Audition for ViVoce in September 2017!
We are Portland Revels women’s a cappella singing group, performing folk and classical choral material, giving voice to diverse cultural experiences through song and story. ViVoce’s stylistic range runs from Gregorian plainsong to rousing American folksongs. Recent concerts have included songs from Georgia, Indonesia, Wales, Romania, Bulgaria, Ireland, Poland, North America (shape note and spiritual), Bolivia, Ecuador, France, South Africa, renaissance Italy, and England.
Members of ViVoce are experienced singers with good musicianship (sing a part independently and read music). We enjoy singing together and aiming for musical excellence. We rehearse Monday evenings (September–June in NE Portland). Our first rehearsal this fall will be on September 25, 2017.
For more information about the group, including rehearsal and concert schedule for Fall/Winter 2017, or to arrange a time to sing for us, please contact:
ViVoce was founded in 2003 as the Revels Singers, a SATB group singing madrigals and other traditional music. Originally formed as an outreach group, they performed at farmer’s markets, the Portland Rose Festival and other events. By the fall of 2005 the group had only 6 women’s voices and no men’s voices so it was decided that they would continue on as an all women’s choir.
Today, ViVoce’s 16-21 member, all women chorus performs 2 concerts a year in January and June under the direction of Jamie Webster. The concerts have evolved to feature folk music from around the world, poetry and storytelling.
Never been to a ViVoce concert? Check us out on YouTube.
Considering a gift to ViVoce? Your financial gift will help deliver engaging live performances to ViVoce’s growing audience. We need your support now more than ever! Your gift will be applied to: Sheet music, director and accompanist fees, actors fees, venue rental fees, marketing and promotion, and concert programs. Click the link below and under donation type choose “ViVoce Donation.”