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Performing for the first time the Invicta Upper Voices choir will sing works by female choral composers from the 20th century, with complimentary pieces from their male counterparts.
Invicta Upper Voices will be joined by Invicta Voices in an exciting and colourful programme with works from Ivette Harryman, Charlotte Bray and Alice Parker alongside the world premieres of three specially-commissioned pieces by women composers. The concert will also feature works from Eric Whitacre, Paul Patterson, Priti Paintal and Ola Gjeilo.
(arr. Alice Parker) Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
Charlotte Bray Agnus Dei
Rhiannon Randle On Life’s Dividing Sea
Helen Grime Lachrymae
Invicta Upper Voices
(arr. Alice Parker) Come On Up
(arr. Susan Thrift) Carry Me Home
Twila Paris Lamb of God
Ivette Herryman Sigue
Matt Bamford conductor
About Invicta Voices
Invicta Voices is a London based acapella choir formed in October 2014, originally from University of Kent alumni. The singers come from all walks of life, including; teachers, lawyers, financiers and film producers to name just a few. Although we have a diverse range of backgrounds, we are all united in our shared passion for music and choral singing.
Meeting bi-weekly, the choir enjoys exploring a wide range of choral music from traditional pieces by composers such as Byrd and Hassler right the way through to contemporary choral pieces by Gjeilo, Patterson and Whitacre.
Since the choir was formed, they have had some brilliant performance opportunities, with performances at the University of Kent’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the House of Lords, the Colyer-Fergusson Hall in Canterbury, and most recently in the Gresham Centre, home to VOCES8. The choir has also performed in Maidenhead and London. The 2016 programme includes concerts in April in London, May in Dartmouth and October in Germany.
The choir has also had the pleasure of working alongside Paul Patterson on a number of musical works, which has been a valuable experience and has led to the addition of three fantastic pieces to the choir’s repertoire. We hope to continue working alongside Paul in the future.
About the Women of the World Concert series
Equator Festival launched the Women of the World concert series in 2007, with the simple aim of promoting female performers from all music genres, from all over the world. Each year Equator showcases the best in female performers, musicians and songwriters. Over the last nine years the WOW series has presented music from Africa, Eastern-Europe, Middle East, India, Australia and the UK. The performances have included everything from choirs to solo performers, works you have heard before and new commissions. Previous performers include: Beyounes Quarter, Commander-in-Chief, Hannah Marcinowicz, Ignite Ensemble, London Bulgarian Choir, London Klezmer Quartet, London Tango Trio, Monica Vasconcelos, Oclay Bayir, Shallu Jindal and Shiva Nova