Welcome to the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble
The VOYCE (Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble) Youth Opera Program re-imagines the potential of opera and music theatre for young, aspiring singers through regular training and a range of performance opportunities.
Run by music educator Angus Grant, VOYCE provides regular training for secondary school and tertiary students between the ages of 13-20 years old, focusing on dramatic works and singing, with heavy emphasis applied to the delivery of text and expression of dramatic intent and movement.
Throughout the school year, participants have access to professional singers, repetiteurs, and directors from the performing arts industry, receiving educational and performance-based expertise and opportunities of state-company calibre. Participants also have the chance to perform in Victorian Opera’s Youth Opera and mainstage productions.
VOYCE brings together like-minded and equally passionate young people to take part in a program that rehearses a range of operatic repertoire and develops skills essential to opera chorus roles.
VOYCE rehearses every Tuesday night during school terms from 5.45 pm – 7.45 pm. Rehearsals are held in the Hemstritch Studio, Horti Hall, 31 Victoria Street, Melbourne 3000.
For any further information about Victorian Opera’s Youth Programs, please contact our Education Team via email.
Season 2024 Excursions
As part of our program we provide participants the opportunity to view our productions across the year to expand their understanding of opera repertoire. Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory.
Excursions for 2024 are as follows:
- Candide on Thursday 8 February, 7.30 pm
- Parrwang Lifts the Sky on Saturday 18 May, 2.00 pm
- English Eccentrics on Wednesday 3 July (Time: TBC, General Rehearsal)
- La Rondine on Tuesday 6 August (time: TBC, General Rehearsal)
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller on Tuesday 17 September, 7.30 pm
- Eucalyptus on Wednesday 16 October, 7.30 pm