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Vivace invited to represent Great Britain and Wales in 2005

They’re versatile, they’re vivacious and they’re very, very good. And the Cardiff-based vocal group Vivace Singers will be showing just how versatile they are when they perform fundraising concerts at:

  • Blackwod Miners Institute on Friday 6 May 2005 @1930hrs where they make a welcome return to the venue where they made their début performance;
  • Lewis Girls School, Ystrad Mynach on Thursday 12 May 2005 @1930hrs where they will perform for the first time in Mervyn Burtch’s “home town” and include some of his repertoire in their concert;
  • All Saints Church, Penarth on Friday 27 May 2005 @1930hrs where they are delighted to return after recording their CD Blue Moon in 2002.

But that is not all.  2005 is set to be a very busy year for the eight-strong female ensemble, which formed in 1998 when its members were studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, as they have been especially invited to give a concert tour of Argentina and to represent Wales at international choral festivals in Buenos Aires and the Welsh province of Trelew, Patagonia this September.

The Argentine organisers of the tour and festivals were keen to invite Vivace to their country after seeing them in action at the America Cantat IV festival in Mexico City, last April, where the group received huge critical acclaim and were described as “One of the most startling British female choirs of our age.”

Jo Scullin from Vivace Singers said “It is a real privilege for us to have been invited to represent Wales in the Argentine and Patagonian tours and festivals and we are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to perform our programme of music, particularly that of Welsh composers on an international platform. We are also very much looking forward to doing a number of concerts at home in Wales during the run up to the tour”

The proceeds of the concerts will go towards the costs of the tour. Tickets at £5.00 (no concessions) are available now from [email protected]

updated 11 February 2005

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Viva article, RWCMD alumni magazine, September 2004

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