We perform six main concerts per year and sing in a variety of venues. Our repertoire isvery mixed and includes, choral classics, songs from musicals, from around the world,gospel, jazzy, contemporary and fun pieces, according to the concert. Prospective members need to be able to sing a part independently and have basic sight reading skills. There are no auditions but singers have a trial period initially
Besides the prospect of singing at a variety of concerts and venues, there is also the opportunity for aspiring choral conductors to direct a specified piece during a performance. Members who are aspiring or established composers are invited to submit scores to the director for performance by the choir. More skilled or experienced singers will be invited to join Core Voices or to sing solos.
We also have an active social agenda, giving you the opportunity to celebrate with the choir in our successes.
Our founder and director is Dr Mary Black, who
has more than 30 years’ experience as a choir
director, in universities and the community, in
Liverpool and Yorkshire. As a solo singer, she
has performed in venues throughout Yorkshire
and the North West. Her PhD is in choral
directing, therefore she is able to combine the
practice and the research of singing and choir
directing within Liverpool Phoenix Voices.
This choir was born out of Hope Park
Voices, which was founded by our current
musical director, Mary Black, in 2006 and
was based in Liverpool Hope University. The
principles of education still feature strongly
within the choir and are a unique feature of
it. We have performed pieces by local
composers, including several world
premières, and have performed at venues
locally and across the country including
York Minster, Birmingham Symphony Hall,
Winchester and Canterbury cathedrals.