Seraphim is an all-female invitation only vocal ensemble founded and directed by leading choral conductor Vetta Wise.
Formed at the start of 2014, Seraphim have developed an outstanding reputation, enjoying four sell-out concerts and performing as part of the Halesworth Arts Festival and Southwold Concert Series. Hand-picked by Vetta, they are greatly enjoying a collective journey of discovery – how to meld individual musicianship and vocal quality, from high soprano to low alto, into a performing ensemble.
The singers are experienced performers – as soloists or as members of leading choirs and eminent groups throughout East Anglia. They are also all successful and interesting professional women in their own right.
Seraphim spread their wings in 2015. As well as continuing to explore the glorious acoustics and visual inspiration of Suffolk’s historic churches, the group has sung to standing ovations in Venice, following this with bookings in Worcestershire and at St. Bride’s, London. The singers performed recently with Norwich Baroque in Norfolk and Suffolk and travelled to Jersey on tour in the autumn.
After just three years, this talented ensemble of nine female singers has established a remarkable reputation for the range, quality and commitment of every performance. Whether singing a cappella or joining forces with outstanding local, national and international musicians – piano, harp, flute, organ and baroque ensemble have featured on the programmes to date – Seraphim’s original aspiration remains constant: to deliver ‘beautiful sounds in beautiful spaces’.
“An excellent mastery of dynamices…stole the hearts of the audience who gave it resounding applause” AgoraVox Italia, May 2015
“The amazing sound that is Seraphim…a spellbinding concert” Rachel Sloane, March 2015
“An exciting group of female singers” Operissima, November 2014
“This is singing together at its most sublime…Seraphim take the human voice not just to another level but far beyond” East Anglian Daily Times, June 2014
“Polished performance…a really excellent ensemble” Eastern Daily Press, February 2014