Southern Voices - celebrating 40 years of amazing choral music  

We’ve been singing in Winchester for 40 years and 2024 is our time to celebrate! Our Musical Director, Jamal Sutton, created five fabulous events for our anniversary year.  

A statue of a golden angel blowing a trumpetGala Concert

Saturday 13th July, 6pm
St Paul's Church, Winchester

Southern Voices is thrilled to be celebrating 40 years in 2024 and we are truly looking forward to delighting audiences with our year-long programme of concerts. The Gala Concert is indeed the centrepiece of our year of celebration and, if you can only make one occasion, make it this one – wonderful music, wonderful musicians, performing the timeless classics of Vivaldi’s Gloria and JS Bach’s Magnificat.

Our Gala concert will be followed by a Gala Reception with wine, song, and canapes. What more could you possibly ask for?

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Silhouette of Wells Cathedral against a ruby skyWells Cathedral Weekend of Services

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th October
Well's Cathedral

Southern Voices are on the road! In a break from the concert stage, and heading to one of the UK’s finest Cathedrals, we shall be helping to guide the Cathedral through its worship in service and concert through the weekend. The choir will sing the offices of Evensong and Eucharist, including a lunchtime concert. Details of the music will be posted here in due course.

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A golden snowflake against a red backgroundChristmas with Southern Voices

Saturday 21st December, 7:30pm
 Chapel of St Cross, Winchester

Christmas is always the most magical of times and Southern Voices intends to make our 40th Anniversary Christmas celebration that bit more special this year. Join us for our annual Christmas Concert in the glorious Chapel of St Cross for a festive programme of Christmas Music including the Britten Ceremony of Carols for mixed choir.

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Single candle glowing in the darkSpem in Alium

Saturday 23rd March, 7:30pm
 Chapel of St Cross, Winchester

What better piece is there to celebrate 40 years of music making than Thomas Tallis’s monumental 40-part motet Spem in alium. 40 years for 40 voices? This is a work that celebrates the real art of composition, a polyphonic masterpiece that is cleverly crafted to create a surround-sound effect in which the audience is centre stage.

Other works in this programme have been chosen for their celebratory nature, both of glorious music-making and compositional genius.

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A field of bright red tulipsCome & Sing!

Saturday 4th May, 10am-4pm
St Paul's Church, Winchester

Come and celebrate with us the joy of singing, the joy of music-making and the joy of coming together to immerse ourselves in all that is wonderful about the English Choral Tradition. You will have a special chance to sing with Southern Voices under Jamal Sutton, who will coach us in some favourite joyous pieces, both secular and sacred, which can be crafted into a performance within the timescale available.

I hope you will find the members of Southern Voices a wonderful group of committed and friendly musicians, with a collective aim to perform to the best of their ability. So why not come and join us to sing joyous music from across the ages?