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Victoria Couper - voice
A versatile performer with a wide range of experience in the UK and abroad, Victoria sings music from the medieval period through to the present day, performing with a cappella groups, bands, and in theatrical shows, enjoying the extra expression that movement and story allow, and delighting in the challenge of an ever expanding repertoire.
She began her career with the Oxford Girls' Choir wearing a gold-sprayed bicycle helmet as the Spirit in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, simultaneously joining early music ensemble, Sinfonye, in their project exploring St. Hildegard of Bingen's music with both young and mature voices.
Since then Victoria has performed as a soloist and ensemble member in various concerts and shows with; a cappella trio Voice; Greek Epic-inspired band Daemonia Nymphe; early music ensembles Joglaresa, Musica Secreta, The Artisans, The City Musick, and The Dufay Collective; Truth, Steven Hoggett & Helen Chadwick (Birmingham Repertory Theatre & UK tour); A Winter Wassail, The Society of Strange & Ancient Instruments (Shakespeare's Globe); Remnants, Erratica (The Print Room & Euro-Scene Leipzig); Here All Night, Gare St Lazare Players (Brighton Festival); Home, Yasmin Vardimon & Graham Fitkin (ROH2); Dr Dee, Rufus Norris & Damon Albarn (MIF, ENO, Later with Jools Holland); Out of This World, Sinfonye & BBC Singers (Cadogan Hall & Herrenhausen Festival); Trading Roots, Grand Union Orchestra & BBC Concert Orchestra (Broadcast BBC Radio3).
Victoria studied Ethnomusicology at SOAS, London. Alongside performing, she enjoys arranging and teaching, and has significant experience leading choirs in the UK and Brazil. Victoria's website