Mark in rehearsal

Voce Chamber Choir


Forthcoming performances 2018

Mon 21 May 2018, 7pm. The Hall on the Hill (rescheduled from March) - 'Standing strong in the winds of change'. A new community opera celebrating the life and times of St George's Bristol, commissioned for the opening of its new extension. Words by Claire Williamson. With Esther Mallett (soprano), Martin le Poidevin (bass-baritone), Music Box Children's Opera Group, the Hall on the Hill community choir and Bristol primary schools. Directed by Rhian Hutchings, designed by Sam Pine

Fri 12 and Sat 13 October 2018, 7.30pm 1918: Home at Last - a dramatic cantata for massed adult and children's choirs and soloists, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol

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Tony Kushner, playwright, The Illusion at Bristol Old Vic Studio

Mark Lawrence Composer

photography by Graham Burke and Paul Blakemore

Diverse sources .. dovetailed beautifully to create a structure that is clear but unforced

Edward Wickham, conductor and critic, Song for Celia, for choir and organ.

Home by Christmas showed that music can indeed speak for the whole community to say something significant about life, love, hope, separation, danger, death and even politics

Raymond Warren, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Bristol

I don't think I've been quite so moved by an event in years. I absolutely loved Home by Christmas it was so powerful on so many levels . .

Catherine Freda, Head of Education, St George's Bristol