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SV in Winchester Cathedral
photo by Theo Williams

Southern Voices
is a chamber choir of about 40 voices, based in Winchester, England. The choir was founded by Graham Caldbeck in 1984 and is now directed by Katherine Dienes-Williams. It has gained a reputation for performing challenging and original programmes to a high standard. >>more about us ...


2014/5 marks the choir’s 30th anniversary and there is much to look forward to.

8-11 May - Trip to Germany

In May, the choir will be visiting the historic town of Braunschweig in Lower Saxony for a weekend of music-making. This will include a concert in the nearby town of Goslar, as well as a joint concert with local singers and choirs from Latvia and Poland read more>>>.

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Friday 3 July - Winchester Cathedral

We are honoured to be invited to open this year’s Winchester Festival, with a performance of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil (his “Vespers”).

As heard on YouTube

We hope you enjoy this audio sample of Southern Voices in action, Lux aurumque by the contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre.
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Bach St Matthew Passion

Our Spring 2011 concert was Southern Voices’ first performance of Bach’s setting of the story of Christ’s passion, as told by St Matthew. We were joined by Southern Sinfonia and a line-up of top soloists for a very special evening.

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CD recording

In 2008 we released our first CD, A Winchester Christmas, which has won acclaim from composers in Los Angeles and London! The CD can be purchased online or from the choir.

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Southern Voices is able to offer a Wedding Choir service – contact us for more details.

We have a modest collection of choral music which is available for hire or secondhand purchase from our librarian >>More details ...

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Southern Voices, c/o 25 Maytree Close, Badger Farm, Winchester SO22 4JE

Registered Charity No.1086868