Oxford Society recommended concert:

7th September 2013 - The VOICE trio of female singers

Message by our Hon Secretary Carol de Lusignan:

"Dear Oxonian,

The Committee of the Oxford Society would like to draw your attention to a forthcoming concert being given on Saturday September 7th just outside Brussels.

The VOICE trio of female singers has strong Oxford connections, and their venue, the Chapelle de Verre at Ronquières is well worth a visit in its own right. This will not be a formally organised Oxford event, you will need to make your own arrangements for tickets and transport, (tickets available in advance, it will also be possible to buy them at the door on the night). We will be able to help put you in touch with each other to arrange car-sharing if you enter your details here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DviRzD0wTp3pII0YEV8GdVqf2pC_bnsDX888HkTFioU/viewform.

The practical details are as follows:

Saturday 7 September 2013

La Chapelle de Verre


Rue Arthur Brancart, 100

7090 Ronquieres


Admission: 13€

To reserve tickets contact - Michael Bonnet


Tel.: 067/648893"


Some more practical info by Stevie Wishart, Oxford Society of Belgium Committee Member:

"It is worth mentioning that Michael the owner also makes delicious crepes using local produce, and offers an excellent selection of artisanal beers, ciders and soft-drinks."


To whet your appetite, here is some of their publicity material:

“Exciting British vocal trio, Voice, makes its Belgium debut.

London-based female a cappella trio, Voice, whose recently released album has been described ‘heavenly’ and ‘stunning’ by critics, give their first performance in Belgium at the lovely Chapelle de Verre.

Voice will perform repertoire from their newly released album, Musical Harmony, the name of which is taken from the prose of inspirational medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen. The title track brings her words to life through a composition by Marcus Davidson written for the trio in 2012.

The programme will take the listener on a musical journey through the melismatic music of Hildegard, traditional Georgian songs, and new pieces written for the trio by established British composers Stevie Wishart, Marcus Davidson, and Helen Chadwick. It will also include British folksong arrangements and new repertoire which Voice will be performing during their forthcoming tour to USA in October.

Performed in the beautiful Chapelle de Verre, Voice will make the most of the space and beautiful natural acoustic by performing around the chapel from different locations.

“This is a stunning body of work destined to prick up the hairs on the back of one’s neck…” Oxford Times

Voice (Victoria Couper, Clemmie Franks, Emily Burn) grew up singing in Oxford with the Oxford Girls’ Choir, where their love of singing a wide variety of music began. This is where they were introduced to the music of Hildegard of Bingen and started singing with renowned early music group Sinfonye under Stevie Wishart, with whom they still sing today.

Voice formed as a trio in 2006 to pursue their passion for singing music from around the world as well as early and contemporary repertoire. They soon realized they had created a unique group whose close vocal upbringing, but different vocal timbres, produce a rare blended sound that has been described as ‘mesmerising’, ‘fresh’ and ‘truly thrilling’.

In the autumn of 2013 Voice will do their first tour in the USA with Baylin Artists Management, followed by a second tour in early 2015.”

See also www.voicetrio.co.uk

I hope some of you will be interested and able to come."

Photo Credit: R&J Photography