Our Mission

The women of ViVoce perform folk and classical choral material, giving voice to diverse cultural experiences through song and story. ViVoce’s passion is connecting through song to the Portland community and to the communities of long ago and far away. Performances feature songs, storytelling and poetry readings.

Support Us

Please donate today. Contributions from our generous supporters allow us to bring audiences authentic folk and classical choral music from around the world, giving voice to diverse cultural experiences through song and story.
ViVoce is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization (EIN  82-4331539)

Events

Sing of Toil and Triumph

Saturday June 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Sunday June 30, 2019 at 4:30 PM

St. Michael & All Angels Church
1704 NE 43rd Avenue

Join us as we sing of work, struggle, respite and resilience! ViVoce’s upcoming performances will highlight songs of true toil and triumph experienced through work in factories, in the fields, in the home, and on the railroad. Thank you KBOO-FM for sponsoring this event!

Songs for a Golden Summer

ViVoce’s First Album Now Available!

ViVoce in Bloom: Songs for a Golden Summer celebrates our 14th year of singing with songs from around the world that express journeys, awakenings, human connections, and joyfully finding one’s way. 

We begin with a haunting Romanian lullaby, then bring you African-American and southern songs to clap to, a Newfoundland dance tune, light-hearted French and Italian madrigals, and many other selections from Slovakia, Serbia, Poland, Bulgaria, and Wales.

About ViVoce

The name “ViVoce” comes from the creative mingling of two Italian words: “voce,” meaning “voice,” and “vivace,” meaning “lively.” The women of ViVoce perform folk and classical choral material, giving voice to diverse cultural experiences through song and story. ViVoce’s passion is connecting through song to the Portland community and to the communities of long ago and far away. Performances feature songs, storytelling and poetry readings.

The group is directed by Dr. Jamie Lynn Webster.  Dr. Webster holds a Ph. D. in musicology and ethnomusicology from the University of Oregon. Her graduate studies focused on East European—especially Romany—music, early music, pan-American music traditions, gender issues, and music for film and live drama.  

Contact us via email at: vivocesings@gmail.com

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Tone Forster, ViVoce Artistic Director and Jamie Lynn Webster, ViVoce Musical Director

Auditions

Come Sing With Us!

Since our beginning in 2005, over 100 women have sung with ViVoce, giving voice to diverse cultural experiences through song and story for Portland audiences. ViVoce continues to perform folk music in many languages and classical music from across the centuries, shining a light on the essential experiences we share with people from distant times and places.