Victoria Couper

A versatile singer and performer with a wide range of experience in the UK and abroad. Victoria sings a variety of music from the medieval period through to the present day, performing with a number of a cappella groups, bands, and in theatrical shows, enjoying the extra expresison that movement and story allow, and delighting in the challenge of an ever expanding repertoire.

Victoria began her career with the Oxford Girls’ Choir (dir. Richard Vendome) wearing a gold-sprayed bicycle helmet as the Spirit in Purcell’s Dido & Æneas. It was here that she met both Clemmie and Emily, and simultaneously joined early music ensemble, Sinfonye (dir. Stevie Wishart), in their project exploring St. Hildegard of Bingen’s music with both young and mature voices.

She went on to study Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London, achieving a first in her final performance of Judeo-Spanish songs. It was during this time that Voice formed as a trio.

Since then, as well as singing with Voice, Victoria has performed as a soloist and ensemble member in various concerts and shows with; early music groups Joglaresa, Lux Musicae London, Musica Secreta, Sinfonye, The Artisans, The City Musick, and The Dufay Collective; Greek Epic-inspired band Daemonia Nymphe; a cappella singers The Helen Chadwick Group; Flamenco guitarist Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde; Truth, Steven Hoggett & Helen Chadwick (Birmingham Repertory Theatre & UK tour); A Winter Wassail, The Society of Strange & Ancient Instruments (Shakespeare’s Globe); Remnants, Erratica (The Print Room & Euro-Scene Leipzig); Here All Night, Gare St Lazare Players (Brighton Festival); Home, Yasmin Vardimon & Graham Fitkin (ROH2); Dr Dee, Rufus Norris & Damon Albarn (MIF, ENO, BBC2 Later with Jools Holland); Out of This World, Sinfonye & BBC Singers (Cadogan Hall & Herrenhäusen Festival); Trading Roots, Grand Union Orchestra & BBC Concert Orchestra (Broadcast BBC Radio3), Gloria, Vivaldi’s Women, and Peter Ackroyd’s Venice, with Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (broadcast BBC4 and BBC Radio3).

Alongside performing, she enjoys arranging and teaching, and has significant experience leading choirs and workshops in the UK and abroad.