ViVA was founded in 1982. As a national Orchestra based in the East Midlands, it is recognised for its enlightened and imaginative approach to music making on stage and in the community - making live orchestral music accessible to all.
ViVA has an integrated approach to concert giving, outreach and audience development work, performing in a wide range of venues, from established concert halls to leisure centres. The Orchestra regularly participates in concert series regionwide and has a busy schedule of outdoor summer concerts. Smaller chamber groups from within the Orchestra provide access to classical music for communities in more rural areas. ViVA’s diverse education and outreach programme often includes new works devised by local people working with specialist composers and ViVA musicians.
ViVA is first and foremost a classical chamber orchestra that has evolved into a music-making company of quality, diversity and energy with four distinct strands of activity:
sinfonia ViVA: performing music from over 400 hundred years as well as newly commissioned works for chamber orchestra
chamber ViVA: music-making in combinations from duos to octets
education ViVA: working in, with and for the community
work ViVA: addressing management and training issues in the workplace through music
Registered Charity Number: 291046
Phone number: 01332 207570View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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