Founded in 2011 by Dr Robert Braham OAM & Luke Donohoe, Voyces is an ensemble that focuses on contemporary choral music, believing in its power to tell stories and unite audiences. Voyces is an auditioned ensemble consisting of some of Perth’s most sublime choral musicians.
Artistic Director, Dr Robert Braham OAM guides Voyces to showcase works contemporary-classical choral repertoire by acclaimed Australian composers such as Peter Sculthorpe, Iain Grandage, Dan Walker and Stephen Leek, alongside international composers including Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen and Ola Gjeilo. Providing Perth music lovers with beautiful, exciting and powerful musical experiences, Voyces has gained a reputation of excellence in the choral sector, premiering national and international works and has toured extensively, performed with artists such as the Song Company, The Gesualdo Six, AdeleS, John Butler, Katie Noonan & Björk.
Beyond performance, Voyces is a strong proponent of emerging composers and has showcased works by a number of local composers including Perry Joyce, Stefan Pugliese and Alex Turley and runs a regular composition competition called Aspire which is open to emerging composers from around Australia. The ensemble has commissioned new works by Cara Zydor Fesjian, Perry Joyce, Dan Walker.
As part of a long term-growth strategy, in 2021 the incorporated association that ran Voyces changed legal structure and name to The Choral Collective with an aim to make choral music an essential part of our cultural fabric and a place where talented choral professionals can earn and grow. Along with Voyces, The Choral Collective directly owns and operates Vanguard Consort & Perth Choral Institute and is the parent company of West Australian Young Voices and The Winthrop Singers.