About us

We are a group of classically trained voices, available to be heard as a group or individually, for any occassion.

 

We would like you to hear us sing.

 

 

Here are some of the comments we've received:

 

"It gave me and many others lots of shivers, that was after they got over the shock - truly spellbound..."

Law Banquet Flash Mob

 

"Superb concert. Well done to all of you. You were amazing!!!!!!"

Disley Music Weekend

 

"...everyone was delighted with your performance and all hope you will return sometime. The programme was great. The touches of humour...were just right and made for a wonderful relaxed feel to the whole concert. In short it was wonderful...It made a wonderful start to the weekend."

Disley Music Weekend

 

'....this was a most enjoyable lunchtime recital with an attractive programme well performed. The enthusiastic audiance would, I am sure, join me in hoping that we hear Voci in Buxton again."

Buxton Fringe review 2016

 

"....well known, well-loved pieces performed with panache and style..."

Ros MacKenzie (Lothian Life)

 

"....a lovely mix of music, some familiar some less so, together made a perfect whole which was enjoyed by everyone present.

The people of Disley are looking forward to Voci returning again in the near future."

Music Weekend 2016

 

The concert was super and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, several spine tingling moments. I thought the 'Agnes Dei' was beautiful and 'I Believe' was memorable, nearly made me cry. 

Disley Something for Everyone, November 2016

 

I really enjoyed the Voci concert. Congratulations to you all! 

Disley Something for Everyone, November 2016

 

I thoroughly enjoyed 'Something for everyone' at Wilmslow. What a delightful selection...,a degree of audience involvement added to the lighthearted atmosphere of this noteworthy evening. 

Wilmslow 2017

The voices

 

Elizabeth Ambrose | Soprano

 

Born in Poland, Elizabeth began learning to play the piano and singing at the age of six, culminating in the award of a Master's degree in Music with excellence from PWSM (Akademia Muzyczna w Łodzi), Academy of Music in Łódź. Upon graduating, Elizabeth worked as a professional singer touring with the Estrada Łódźka and later working in Warsaw with the Podwieczorek przy Mikrofonie, a live national and weekly radio broadcast, performing alongside a wealth of renowned Polish actors and singers.

Today, Elizabeth is a piano, vocal and theory tutor teaching up to Grade 8 for ABRSM. She is also a classical and musical performer for concerts, private functions and recitals. 

Elizabeth has undertaken a variety of leading roles and acted as Musical Director and Producer for a number of operatic and dramatic companies across the North West of England.

 

In July 2000 she achieved a silver medal in LAMDA acting.

 

She is currently a member of the City of Manchester Opera Company taking part in a number of concerts and theatre productions.

Simon Horsfield | Baritone

 

Simon began his singing career at the age of eight as a chorister with Blackburn Cathedral Choir. He progressed from there to the Cathedral's Youth Choir and the Durham University Choir. Now he manages his singing career alongside his "day job" as a Partner in the national law firm, gunnercooke. As well as singing with Voci, Simon appears regularly as a soloist and has taken on lead roles with the City of Manchester Opera Company.

Eric Cymbir | Tenor

 

Eric began his singing career in the early 1980s when he was teaching in New Zealand. On his return to his native Edinburgh he joined two local amateur companies and remained with them until moving to Manchester in 1987. His singing career continued with several companies in the north west both as a soloist and as a principle in productions.


Eric's main work now is with Opera Viva and City of Manchester Opera. He is a regular soloist in their concerts and has had roles in the both companies' productions.


Eric is currently a student with Carl Penlington-Williams.

Margaret Ferguson | Soprano

 

Margaret was born in Ghana, West Africa and has a Diploma in Music from the University College of Education, Winneba. After performing for many Ambassadors, High Commissioners and HRH Prince Edward, the British Council sponsored her for three years for a Professional Performance opera course at the Royal Northern College of Music. She gained a Diploma at the European Music Academy, Poland, in 1997 and her LLCM in 1999. Margaret’s solo opera roles include Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cavalleria Rusticana, Dido and Aeneas and La Traviata. Her solo oratorio roles include Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haydn’s Creation and Mozart’s Requiem. Other solo roles include African Sanctus, Feel the Spirit, Stabat Mater, The Armed Man and Child of Our Time. She has sung solo in the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, London, the Bridgewater Hall and other major venues. Margaret sings with the City of Manchester Opera, is the Musical Director for Manchester's Gospel Choir and has performed in over 1,000 music concerts in hospitals across the UK.  

Jonathan Ellis | Accompanist

 

Jonathan started learning the piano at the age of three. He went to school at Wells Cathedral School, following which he went to the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester to study music. He achieved a first class degree from both institutions, a PPRNCM diploma in solo piano studying with John Gough and a postgraduate level diploma in accompaniment and chamber music under John Wilson. During his time at college, he won many prizes as an accompanist, including the RNCM's two major chamber music prizes and the Audience Prize at the Intercollegiate Beethoven competition. He also performs regularly as a soloist.

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