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Nov 28, 2016

After a wonderful start to our 2016-17 season with our performances of "Autumn Nocturne" in October, we are hard at work preparing the music for our holiday program, "In Deepest Midnight."

Sep 09, 2016

We’re back, hard at work on another season of exquisite choral music.

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IN DEEPEST MIDNIGHT

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, December 16, 2016, at 8:00 PM
St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Sunday, December 18, 2016, at 4:00 PM
Church of the Holy Comforter

Voce joins forces with the players of Ensemble Gaudior, a period-instrument ensemble based in Oakton, to present one of the true gems of the Christmas repertoire: the exquisite Messe de Minuit (Midnight Mass) by the French baroque composer, Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Based upon traditional French carols, Charpentier’s masterpiece captures the many moods of the season from joyful exuberance, to awestruck wonder, to peaceful contemplation. The first half of our program offers seasonal a cappella works by composers from the 16th century to the present, and the concert closes with a festive audience sing-along accompanied by baroque orchestra! 

THE GENTLE PLACE OF THE ANCIENT HEART

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, May 5, 2017, at 8:00 PM
St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 4:00 PM
Church of the Holy Comforter

Words and music by Hildegard von Bingen are the inspiration for our final concert of the season. The astonishing music of the 12th-century visionary will be paired with recent treatments of her texts by composers Frank Ferko and Andrew Jonathan Welch, the latter of whom will join us as the pianist for the Virginia premiere of his Visions of Hildegard. We will also present contemporary settings of texts by poets and mystics from across the centuries that reflect the imagery and spirit of Hildegard’s visions. Among these are Arvo Pärt’s Magnificat and Scottish composer James Macmillan’s Invocation (to a text by John Paul II).