Vivien Conacher is an experienced event producer, music programmer, and critically-acclaimed mezzo-soprano who is passionate about creating meaningful connections through music.
She has starred in, organised and delivered staged opera performances, gala concerts, and music recitals in venues throughout the UK. She also runs a not-for-profit organisation — Songhaven — which delivers professional concerts and workshops specifically designed for people living with dementia.
In this interview, Vivien shares her experience as an opera singer and as a director and organiser of Songhaven. She talks about how music affects people and brings them together. She believes music is an incredibly powerful universal human language and a part of human expression.
Vivien wants to break down barriers for people who don’t readily experienced opera music because she believes there is something miraculous about hearing an amplified human voice singing over an orchestra.
Her talent, compassion for others and love for community inspired her to create Songhaven, her not-for-profit organisation and build a community for both the audience and the performers. To Vivien, community is about meeting up, socialising and being of service to others.
She believes that there is no one right path in life, and that failure is essential for growth and shaping your path in the world. Vivien believes that having a ‘meant for more‘ mindset is about setting goals, looking at where we want to be and taking the steps to make that happen!
You don’t want to miss:
How she discovered the power of music
What made her decide to pursue a career in music
Why she founded Songhaven
What makes Songhaven’s concerts that make it so transformational
How has the pandemic affected her career as an opera singer
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