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Sharing the joy of singing with ALL!

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CONNECT

people with a common goal of making quality choral music that celebrates our common humanity

  • Graded choirs for all ages – multi-generational and diverse
  • Musical mentorship program between children, youth, and adult singers
  • Engage community through collaboration, creative outreach

CREATE

beauty and spread joy through choral music

  • Emphasis on high quality music making
  • Standard of excellence
  • Staff of highly-trained and talented musical professionals

CULTIVATE

passion for the art of choral music

  • Diverse and educational repertoire
  • Creative and educational concert theming and venues
  • Encouraging lifelong music learning and experiences

Why Viva Voices?

The Cincinnati metro area has many wonderful choral organizations. We are different, in that we strive to provide a choral experience that is affordable, multi-generational, diverse, and high quality.

Our organization includes choirs for elementary-age children through adulthood, under the umbrella of one organization. We strive to share the love of the life-enriching art of choral music with people of all ages – creating a life-long choral “home” for area singers.

And because our vision is to celebrate song that addresses the common aspirations of our diverse world, we will offer themed series that provide unique performances, venues, and topics of interest.

The great choral conductor Robert Shaw once said, “…music is not a luxury but a necessity…it is the persistent focus of man’s intelligence, aspiration, and good will.” We believe that music has the power to connect people — in its performance, in its messages, and in its ability to inspire and uplift. And by connecting multiple ages, multiple audiences and common themes, we bring a unique approach to choral singing in our community.

Why Viva Voices?

The Cincinnati metro area has many wonderful choral organizations. We are different, in that we strive to provide a choral experience that is affordable, multi-generational, diverse, and high quality.

Our organization includes choirs for elementary-age children through adulthood, under the umbrella of one organization. We strive to share the love of the life-enriching art of choral music with people of all ages – creating a life-long choral “home” for area singers.

And because our vision is to celebrate song that addresses the common aspirations of our diverse world, we will offer themed series that provide unique performances, venues, and topics of interest.

The great choral conductor Robert Shaw once said, “…music is not a luxury but a necessity…it is the persistent focus of man’s intelligence, aspiration, and good will.” We believe that music has the power to connect people — in its performance, in its messages, and in its ability to inspire and uplift. And by connecting multiple ages, multiple audiences and common themes, we bring a unique approach to choral singing in our community.

TONY BURDETTE

President/Artistic Director

Tony is an accomplished conductor, vocalist, and clinician. For the past ten years he has led Voices of the Commonwealth, a highly-regarded community chorus in Northern Kentucky that he founded. Under his leadership, that chorus grew to 75 singers and performed in such places as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and in Cambridge, England. Formerly, he was the Associate Conductor of the Lebanon Symphony Chorus.

Tony has also conducted many school-aged honor choirs, and has served many churches as music director. As a singer, Tony is a regular with Cincinnati Opera and as a soloist with orchestras throughout the country. He made his solo Carnegie Hall debut in New York City in 2016. Tony is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He and his wife, Joy, have two children. For more information, visit www.tonyburdette.com.

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Music, being identical with heaven, isn’t a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones,

GUSTAV HOLST