We are VIVA VOCE
VIVA VOCE is an Auckland-based chamber choir that has, since its inception in 1985, specialised in the innovative programming and attractive presentation of a huge variety of music, striving always for the twin goals of excellence and entertainment. The choir has given some 400 concerts throughout the country, broadcasts with Radio New Zealand and is regularly engaged for choral-orchestral collaborations, alone or in conjunction with the New Zealand Opera Chorus. ‘VV’ has mounted several successful orchestral concerts of its own and recent semi-staged productions of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Handel’s Solomon and Messiah have received critical acclaim.
John Rosser is the choir’s founder and Musical Director. He works also as Associate Conductor and Chorus Director for New Zealand Opera, chairs the New Zealand Choral Federation, and is Artistic Director of Sing Aotearoa. Regularly engaged for choral and vocal workshops, radio talks, compèring and adjudication, John was invited to Brisbane in 2009 to conduct the inaugural ANCA Chamber Choir for the Australian National Choral Association, Queensland. He devised and directed both the NZCF Anthem Choirs venture for the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the 2013 Tallis Project.