Welcome to the website of

Sotto Voce

- friends who love to sing together...

"We make a difference!"


We are a group of singing friends based in the North West of England who enjoy making a musical contribution to the atmosphere of a special occasion. We are all experienced choral singers who are also soloists. If you are looking for a choir, a soloist or a cabaret group for your special event we are able, in a short time, to put together a programme to suit you. We cover Cheshire, Manchester and Lancashire, but will travel further afield by negotiation.


Our Services


Sotto Voce are renowned in the region for making a difference at special occasions, especially weddings at which we have extensive experience.  We are equally experienced at providing singers for funerals,and can usually provide a choir at short notice as we did for a Romany funeral in Northwich. Our repertoire (sacred and secular) ranges from early music, through opera, oratorio, Gilbert and Sullivan, musicals and the lighter repertoire.  We have the expertise to prepare special items just for you. We have performed far and wide from Ullswater to Essex, and from the Wirral to Yorkshire at a variety of venues!

Wedding at Over Peover



"We just got back from our honeymoon in Italy and I wanted to thank you and the rest of the choir for singing at our wedding on 30th June.  I have to say, you were all amazing, we loved every song and all our guests said you 'made' the Church Service. I'm so glad we hired a videographer as we were hidden in the back of the Church signing the register when you sung Songbird and Bruno Mars so we heard it but sort of missed it too, so thankfully, we'll be able to see it on the video!  Every single guest who I spoke to said you were all amazing, I'm so pleased I booked you to sing,  so just wanted to say Thank you. I'll definitely recommend you to any friends who are getting married in the future!"


"I wanted to contact you and say how fantastic you were at the wedding. You really were amazing and we have had so many compliments on the music. I love the Eric Whitacre piece in particular and was so happy that we were back from signing the register to hear you sing it. Our guests commented on how well you sang but also how well you led the congregation. I felt that you added so much to the ceremony .............."


I cannot recommend you enough and will definitely pass on your names to anyone that I hear of who is looking for a choir."

"We just wanted to thank you for making the service absolutely perfect.
It was everything we could have wished for. I don't think we will ever forget signing the register whilst listening to Suo Gan. We received so many compliments all day about the service, the choir and the music - I can't actually put into words how brilliant you all were. You were all absolutely wonderful and I want to thank you all for providing us with so many happy memories. Thank you for suggesting music and for being so helpful from start to finish."

A Selection of Recent Events

We were invited back again to sing at the Institution of Civil Engineers Christmas Carol Concert in St. Ann's Church, St. Ann's Square. Thursday 15th December 2016. 

St Ann's

ICE Carol Concert


We performed Christmas music on the Grand Staircase at Lyme Hall during the afternoon of Sunday 4th December 2016.

SV at Lyme


Sotto Voce sang at a memorial service in Bowdon on Friday 2nd December with items requested by the family.


We sang at the Memorial Service in Bury on Sunday 20th November

Memorial Service


We entertained at the Open Day at Hollins Park Care Home Macclesfield last June.


 Sotto Voce provided interludes at the Investiture of Cheshire recipients of the British Empire Medal by The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire at Tatton Hall on March 18th 2015 and again on 27th May 2016.



Photo © Nigel Player Photography


Sotto Voce at Bunbury

Sotto Voce following the wedding of Victoria and Morten at Bunbury, Cheshire


Please contact Jackie Harmer


Photography - Nick King

 on 07846 178727

for personal attention

(or e-mail her  info@sottovoce.org.uk)


"The Song Is No More"

In 2014 Sotto Voce were asked to record this wonderful piece by Anna Drackley, dedicated to her beloved granddaughter.  The work now forms the accompaniment to a powerful visual presentation created by Anna and her husband David.  They regularly delivered their presentations, largely based on their extensive world travels to, for example, U3A groups.



Website updated 16th December 2016


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