Voces Inauditae is very lucky to reside in a city full of brilliant artists and a flourishing choral music scene. We’re always looking for new opportunities to engage with the community and start new projects. Check out our updates and news below!
We are searching for a new director! Check out our advert below:
“Voces Inauditae is a young, mixed chamber choir of advanced singers and friendly individuals who work to promote gender equality in choral music. The MD would work with top-level singers and composers from around the country to put on 2-3 concerts per term, as well as coordinating other projects in conjunction with student artists across the university. As of right now, the MD is also mainly responsible for social media and administrative aspects of the choir, but this can be changed and developed.
The position is, at the moment, unpaid, but with opportunities for financial expansion in the form of funding applications, changes in status, etc. Library resources will be provided from the last year, as well as banks of emails and connections with up-and-coming composers from around the world. Ideal for experienced student or non-student conductor interested in supporting gender equality in choral music, as well as developing their own skills as a conductor and programmer.
Please email us with a CV and cover letter at: email@example.com to arrange an interview. The deadline for application is March 1st. Any questions are welcome!”
In March of 2017, Voces Inauditae provided commissions and recordings for ECA student Florence Richardson’s third year exhibition, Running Up That Hill. She describes her project as follows:
“Running Up That Hill is an exhibition showcasing the burgeoning art practices of third year Edinburgh College of Art students from the four disciplines of Painting, Intermedia, Sculpture, and Photography. The exhibition encapsulates different perspectives that reflect our varied approaches to contemporary art practice through the navigation and critique contemporary society, the exploration of the everyday, the recontextualization of visual and aural stimuli, the creation of imagined worlds and narratives, and the re-examination of existing conditions and principles rooted in art history.
Run Up That Hill, away from your realities and into ours.”
The commissions (written by alto Sarah Gross and alto/conductor Caroline Lesemann-Elliott) worked to incorporate and shape around Richardson’s works, both in the physical notation and in the music’s interaction with the texts.
Recordings of the project can be found here.
Last April, we were lucky enough to work with a fantastic orchestra comprised of students and academics from around the University of Edinburgh, for our anniversary concert in the Reid Concert Hall. The concert especially featured Sally Carr, a well-established soprano within Edinburgh.
Sally Carr is a soprano who has sung regularly with Voces Inauditae for the past year. She began singing as a chorister at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh. She attended St Mary’s Music School where she studied voice with Susan Hamilton and cello with Ruth Beauchamp as joint principal studies. She has just completed her third year of BMus at Edinburgh University where she continues her vocal coaching with Susan. She regularly sings with the National Youth Choir of Scotland and the Edinburgh University Singers, and is the current soprano choral scholar at Old St Paul’s. Last year she held a place on The Sixteen’s young artists programme, ‘Genesis 16’, and currently performs with ‘echo’, a new ensemble comprised of graduate Genesis members, led by former conducting scholar, Sarah Latto. Sally has appeared several times as a chorister and recitalist in concerts as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where last year she also made her second appearance with ESO in the role of Julia Bertram for their production of Jonathan Dove’s ‘Mansfield Park’. She has recently been featured as a soloist alongside ensembles such as the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, Voces Inauditae, the Edinburgh Practice Choir, the Roseneathe Singers and the Scottish Bach Players and is engaged as a freelance soprano and cellist throughout the year.
We are looking forward to organising composition workshops for music students at the University of Edinburgh in the 2017-2018 academic term. We work with a lot of student composers from all around the country, and it’s always fun to workshop a piece with the composer present. The composers get a lot out of it too, according to some of our past student composers!
Lastly, check out a wonderful blog post by an audience member way back from our first concert that encapsulates our mission perfectly:
““I so enjoyed the vast range of musical selections. It was a journey through time of female musical empowerment!”