V.O.I.C.E sings from balconies

On the 8th of November, Tourists and Viennese alike were able to experience a very musical kind of Friday afternoon at the Balcanto, the opening ceremony of the acapella festival Voice Mania. A range of choirs, including V.O.I.C.E, stood on the balconies of the Viennese first district and held concerts, giving passers-by a taste of things to come in the coming three weeks, which will see ensembles from all corners of the world bring their unique music into the concert halls of Vienna.

The event saw performances from all four V.O.I.C.E choirs:

In the Kohlgasse street, the V.O.I.C.E – Pop Plus Choir and the V.O.I.C.E – Vienna Pop & Jazz Choir produced their own kind of “Dolby Surround Sound” as they stood on opposing balconies and sang to the crowd below. The V.O.I.C.E – Pop International Choir and the V.O.I.C.E – Pop Plus Choir made the Wallnerstraße street shake with the intensity of their African songs. Last but not least, the V.O.I.C.E – Pop Plus Choir put smiles on the faces of their audience with their spontaneous flashmobs. No matter where one turned in the streets of the first district – singing, clapping and excited Viennese filled the streets of the inner city!

Those interested in hearing V.O.I.C.E together with the swedish ensemble Irmelin as part of the Voice Mania festival can get their chance on the 27th of November at the Theater am Spittelberg. Tickets are available at http://www.voicemania.at!

Text: Maria Huber