What our customers say about us

Viva London Concert, Regent Hall, Oxford Street

30 September 2017


What a lovely weekend! Viva Acappella is one of the best choruses I have ever seen perform. Every woman on stage gave us the gift of total commitment to meaning, to emotion, to connection, to harmony, to beauty, to joy. I laughed. I cried. I felt jealous that I couldn't join up next week. I left humming their songs and feeling more optimistic about the future of our world than I have in some time. What an honor to share the stage with you. We love you. Thank you, Gaynor! Thank you, Helen! Thank you, Viva!"

Ravi & Double Date - International Mixed Quartet World Champions 2014 & 2016


Viva London Concert, Regent Hall, Oxford Street

30 September 2017


“The concert was an absolute joy! Viva Acappella put on a spectacular performance, radiating energy and enthusiasm that filled the hall. Each and every one of these amazing women was fully engaged, the synergy between them was faultless. They had everyone moving in their seats. The special guests Portobello Road and Double Date wowed us with their scintillating harmonies and this all resulted in a wonderfully stunning evening! Do come and see Viva Acapella at your first opportunity, not to be missed!"


Barbra Wilson - Senior PA to Justine Simons (Deputy Mayor) Culture and the Creative Industries

The Mayor of London|City Hall|The Queen's Walk|London


Viva London Concert, Regent Hall, Oxford Street

30 September 2017


"What an excellent show. Thoroughly enjoyed it and far better than we were expecting. All partipants were hugely entertaining and the audience were really enthusiatic, which added to the enjoyment. Lovely venue with comfortable seats"


A & S Bern


Viva London Concert, Regent Hall, Oxford Street

30 September 2017


"Wow what an amazing evening. This was our first ever a cappella concert and we weren't really sure what to expect but it was wonderful.  Such talented singers and a very varied programme. I can see why they are all award winners!"


V. Larkin


Facebook post from an international vocal coach

06 February 2016


"Starting a weekend workshop today with one of the best choruses in the UK, Viva Accapella. Looking forward to creating high level music with these fantastic singers!"


Doug Harrington, International Vocal Coach

Viva Coaching Weekend

19 January 2015


"What a fantastic weekend with one of the best female vocal ensembles in the United Kingdom…Viva Acappella! I cannot say enough about their clean singing and musicality…absolutely world-class! Gaynor Schofield and company, you are truly inspiring!"


Doug Harrington, International Vocal Coach

Sing Song Merrily on High Christmas Concert

05 December 2014


Fantastic concert, great evening, well organised team and programme.  We would be happy to have them back another time.”


Reverend Adam Foot, St John’s Church - Welling

The Bluewater Festive Gift & Food Fair

November 2014


It was an absolute pleasure to work with Viva Acappella. Their performance at the event was superb, easy to arrange and smooth to organise. What every Event Manager needs! They were great fun on site and created the Christmas vibe that we wanted for the Fair. I would definitely use them again and I highly recommend”


Sarah Crease, Show Manager - The Bluewater Festive Gift & Food Fair

Coaching with Erin Howden

11 September 2014


“I had the pleasure of spending an evening coaching Viva Acappella the first week of September.  It was inspiring to see, hear and feel the passion and dedication in the room as these very talented women invested in their musical and performance growth.  Their musicianship and their performance energy were a joy to experience.  Their ability to explore a diverse range of music gives them the ability to reach a wide range of audiences.  I wish them every success as they continue to grow their skills as singers and performers under the dedicated leadership of their musical director.”


Erin Howden, Professional Performance Coach and Training Consultant, A Step Ahead

Associate Director and Choreographer, North Metro Chorus & SAI International Faculty

Weddings with Amy

12 April 2014


“As a wedding planner I am always looking for outstanding and professional people to recommend to my brides and I can safely say that Viva Acappella exceeded my expectations. During the planning of the wedding nothing was too much, we were able to come and see the group during auditions which was amazing and on the day the choir sounded amazing. I can’t thank these ladies enough for helping to make Stacey and Lee’s wedding perfect”.


Amy Winehouse, Weddings with Amy (Wedding Planner)

Wedding of Lee & Stacey, Hengrave Hall in Bury St Edmunds

12 April 2014


When I was shown Viva’s videos online I really liked them but felt their style may not have suited our day, they then agreed for me and Lee to go and sit in on a rehearsal and I have to say I was blown away!! Each and everyone one of those girls had amazing voices and they work so well together. They had a good range of songs and we had great comments on them on the day - although we didn’t manage to see them in action. Your well wishes and smiles on the day were also very kind and put me at ease. I would highly recommend these ladies and hope they get far in what they do”.


Stacey (Bride) 


In Concert with the ViPs Chorus

12 April 2014


Just a few comments from audience members at the ‘Best of British Barbershop’ Concert.


“I had never really heard barbershop singing before so didn’t know what to expect. It was absolutely fantastic and so pleased we were able to come” Mayor of Ipswich


“What a wonderful, wonderful evening of entertainment…….the ViPs have improved enormously since we (Roy and Debbie Hudd) saw them last and the girls – well….. they were amazing. Well done to everyone” Roy Hudd, comedian, actor and writer for Yours Magazine


"It was as good as a West End Show – I had no idea that your groups were so professional!” 


“It was amazing and next time I will bring the whole family”


“I loved the show and the programme was so varied”


“truly wonderful”


“One of the best barbershop shows I have been to!”


“Viva Acappella were magic on stage”


“Well done – a memorable evening for all”


“Viva Acappella – what a refreshing and varied repertoire”


“I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed last night’s show – many thanks to Brian and yourself for inviting us and best wishes for

Nottingham and Harrogate”


“CJ – what a voice!”


University Challenge

05 September 2013


"Viva Acappella put on an a cappella session as part of our staff development day at work.  It was great fun and a great bonding exercise for all involved.  We even managed to sing in tune at the end of it!  I would highly recommend this as a way of bringing staff together from across an organisation."


Martin Hodkinson, Director of College Administration

London College of Communication - University of the Arts, London


Golden Wedding Anniversary

02 September 2013


"We cannot thank you and your ladies, for coming along and singing at our 50th Wedding Anniversary Garden Party. We hadn’t heard you sing before, as I booked your choir on hear say, and we didn’t know what to expect but boy you were all so brilliant!  You all made our party rather special, the songs you sang were lovely and sung with such feeling and joy! which meant a lot to us on our special day. We have had such a lot of feedback from family and friends about how much they all enjoyed you.  We would love to say a big thank you and wish you all every success in the future, you deserve nothing but the best.  With best wishes."


Jill and Chris Hanman, Orpington

Golden Wedding Anniversary 

August 2013


"It was a wonderful day and everyone present was delighted with the singing of your charming young ladies and they really provided the icing on the cake of what was for Gudrun & myself a very special day.

Many many thanks.  Wishing you and your ladies every success.  Best wishes."


Gudrun & Len Luckett

The British Association of Barbershop Singers, SING 2013

May 2013


"May I offer my personal thanks as Convention Manager… together with thanks from the convention team and the BABS Board to you all.

We all thoroughly enjoyed your show package, your commitment to excellence is second to none. We wish you every success for the future, particularly at your convention in Gateshead this coming weekend and again at International in Hawaii."


Derek Parmenter, Special Events Director - The British Association of Barbershop Singers

Wizard Radio Jingle

January 2013

“It was a pleasure to have Viva Acappella record the jingle. I was amazed at how quickly and professionally they did it. The jingle sounds awesome and I can’t wait to work with them again! The music they produce is incredible and I highly recommend you go and see them live if you get the chance!”


Edward Hilsum- Magician and Presenter of Wizard Radio

Message of support from James Cleverly, Assembly Member for Bexley and Bromley, City Hall

01 December 2012

“Due to a long standing prior commitment I won’t be able to attend the Christmas Show, but I’d like to send VIVA Acappella , and everyone else involved in putting on the show, my very best wishes for a most successful evening on the 1st December.”

James Cleverly, Assembly Member for Bexley and Bromley, City Hall

Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Marco Polo Cruise Ship

December 2012


“Cruise & Maritime Voyages were delighted to offer 800 passengers that set sail from Tilbury just prior to Christmas on the cruise ship, Marco Polo, an additional festive offering from the ever popular Viva Acappella ensemble. The group performed during the embarkation of passengers in the London Cruise Terminal and then delivered a second set to great acclaim on board the ship in The Captain’s Club lounge, where a selection of Christmas favourites were given Viva Acappella’s unique interpretation”.


Richard Bastow, Director - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising, Bromley

December 2012


“Viva Acappella put me in the Christmas spirit when they sang so beautifully for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Christmas collection at the Glades Shopping Centre in Bromley.  Amazing voices, great songs and lots of fun.  The charity raised an amazing £700 in 2 hours, this was only made possible by the group.  A big thank you from everyone at Marie Curie. You have made a real difference to the work we do”.


Amanda Mendzil, Co-ordinator - Marie Curie Cancer Care


St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London

December 2012


“The St Pancras Hotel was the ideal setting for our Annual Christmas lunch but without the style, passion and performance from the ladies at Viva Acappella, our event would not have had the effect we were hoping to get.  The response from our guests, who they were entertaining, has been wonderful and we look forward to a repeat performance next year!”


Anthony Daniels, Commercial Development Manager - Reader Offers Limited

Bluewater Wedding Fair, Glow

September 2012


“Fun, sassy, energetic and engaging! Viva Acappella’s performance on our Entertainment Stage was thoroughly enjoyable, enthralling our visitors with their tight vocal harmonies and superb repertoire of song choices. Thoroughly entertaining!”


Mercury Events, organisers of the Wedding Fair at Bluewater

21st Birthday Party Flash Mob

July 2012

“I found out about Viva Acapella from a friend who works at the radio station with me.  She told me about this incrediable group, and how great they were.  I work with many singers and jingle singers daily, so was very excited to hear what they could do!  The girls turned up for my girlfriends surprise 21st birthday party posing as guests.  The songs they sung were brilliant and they wowed everyone in the room.  I wish them all the success and I am thinking of using them in the very near future for another event I have coming up.  Thanks ladies!”


Rob Wills, Presenter of the Breakfast Show on kmfm Radio

Flash Mob Wedding Proposal

June 2012


“When I first made contact with Viva Acappella about the plan of a flash mob wedding proposal, I was instantly met with their enthusiasm for the idea. As the planning continued, all the girls at Viva Acappella were so excited and relished the opportunity to be part of what turned out to be the perfect day! They embraced the idea and when I first heard them rehearsing, I honestly felt honoured that they agreed to be part of my cunning plan!  There are not any words that can better "perfect”, but that’s how the day went. The girls played the part brilliantly and the emotions they displayed showed that they really cared in making the day special for my ‘fiancée’!! - on top of all that, their singing performance was stunning and I cannot wait to hear them again at our wedding!“


Martin, Bridegroom

Viva Acappella return as Top Choir Kent Winners

March 2012


“A packed audience of 750 in the King’s School Shirley Hall in the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral were enchanted for the second year by the Choir’s fine singing and choreography. Worthy winners of this prestigious Kent County Wide choral competition in Easter 2011, the choir returned as guest performers to thrill an appreciative audience in 2012.  It was a wonderful exhibition of the choir’s remarkable musicality, feeling and spontaneity, visual grace, wit and humour that was a delight to hear and see.  We wish them every success as they move now, as British national winners, to their Association’s International Finals in Hawaii in 2013”.


John Harris - Competition Director, Top Choir Kent


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