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Vivamente Voices

Vivamente Voices was established in 2013 in support of local charity Leaf. We started with just 11 members and are now a thriving 70-strong choir supporting many local good causes.  We are thrilled to be celebrating our 10th anniversary and have some lovely events lined up to share with you, our valued supporters.

This year we are supporting local organisation "In Jolly Good Company" - you can find out more information on our charity page.

Please keep an eye on our events page for what is coming up this year.

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History of our choir

Vivamente Voices is an established choir based in Wimborne. Started in 2013 by local music teacher and musical director Sheila Dursley, the choir rehearse regularly throughout the year, putting on a number of concerts to raise money for local charities and the occasional flash mob! 

In previous years the choir have competed in the Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival, coming class runners-up in 2013, finalists in 2016, winners of the Egbert Mudge Cup for musical theatre in 2018 and winner of both the Egbert Mudge Cup and the Bright Cup for Choral singing in 2019. 

In March 2022, we competed in the New Milton Music Festival, winning the Bradbeers Trophy in the Adult Choir class and the Lush Signs trophy for Musical Theatre. More recently, we took part in the Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival, retaining the Bright Cup for choral singing.

Our repertoire is varied and includes 'classic' pop, songs from the shows, inspirational songs, some jazz and gospel.  We strive for great singing whilst having fun!

We'd love to welcome you to our very friendly choir. Rehearsals are currently at St John's Church in Wimborne every Wednesday evening during term time. We meet at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start and sing until 9.00 pm. Do get in touch via our contact page if you'd like to come along.

"Choir practices are my mid-week tonic.  I find myself singing all the way home!" Wendy

"I have been a member for nearly two years and it's the best decision I have ever made." Tina

Vivamente Voices is so much more than a just a choir - we're a family." Helen

"Singing in the choir with other people is the best thing!" Jocelyn

"Vivamente Voices is a friendly and welcoming choir.  The music is varied and sometimes challenging - but in a good way!" Tony

"Being part of the choir is always fun, always full of laughter, sometimes nerve-wracking but always a joy!" Andrea

I've recently joined this friendly choir. There's a wide range of great songs with regular socials, concerts and competitions. A lovely community to be part of." Heather

"Singing with this lovely group has really helped my mental health, well-being and self-confidence." Tricia

"Great music, great sound, great performances, great people, great fun. Love it!" Mike

"Quite simply, my home from home.  Loving my choir family since 2015." Jo

Contact

New members are warmly welcomed. Thinking of joining us? Please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

01929 781777

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