a unique choir with a unique sound...

Origin

Viva Voce, formerly known as PfizerPfonics was established in Cork in September 2003 under Musical Director, Bernadette Kiely. The Choir, which initially consisted of Staff from Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals along with family and friends, has grown from strength to strength with new members coming from far and near to make up a vibrant group of mixed voices of approximately 50 people.

The Choir

Viva Voce is an adult mixed voice choir with an SATB formation. It is a fun and friendly but hard working choir that has always created an atmosphere of enjoyment for its members while producing vocal sounds that have awarded some prestigious results in competitions and events throughout the years. The choir has taken part in many choral festivals and competitions both nationally and internationally and has visited and performed in a number of European Countries.
The choirs typical year is made up of performances in competitions such as Cork International Choral Festival, Feis Maitiu Cork and other competitions in Ireland. The choir are also very proud and privileged to be invited to sing at a number of events throughout the year which include Church Services, Concerts and some charity events etc, and a number of Carol Recitals at Christmas time.

The Choir travel abroad every 2 years. We have participated at Festivals in Vienna, Nice, Riva del Garde, Rome, Amsterdam and the Royal Albert Hall. The choir has won many awards includingFeis Maitiu Cork, Limerick Sacred Music Festival,The Light Jazz Popular Competition [2007];Twice winners of the Irish Contemporary Choral Music Award [2008 / 2009];The National Mixed Voice Choir Competitions [2014 / 2016]

In 2010, we were invited to take part in the RTE, An Cór, an all Ireland choir competition which was shown on National Television. In 2017 the choir performed Faure Requiem in Galway and Cork with choirs from Galway and Rome.

The choir’s repertoire covers a wide range of music from Sacred, Classical, Folk, Modern and Jazz but always focusing on our collective produced sound, trying to create the best we can in an enjoyable friendly welcoming surrounding.

Committee Members

Rehearsals

Tuesdays 7.00pm to 9.00pm in Douglas, Cork. Contact Us for more information.

Viva Voce are always looking for new members and welcome a walk in audition.