News

May 26, 2017

Our 2016-2017 season has come to an end and we're already planning for next year.  More details will be available shortly, but please reserve these weekends as tentative dates for our 2017-2018 concerts.

October 27-29

December 15-17

April 20-22

 

May 02, 2017

Our final concerts of the season are this weekend and will be followed by a reception to celebrate the release of our new CD. 

Please join us for performances of The Gentle Place of the Ancient Heart on Friday, May 5th, and Sunday, May 7th. As a bonus, receptions will be held after both concerts, and our new CD, ENCOUNTER: A Portrait of Voce will be available for the first time.  Although the CD will eventually be available for purchase here on the web site, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to get a copy at one of the concerts.

Dec 19, 2016

After a pair of moving Christmas concerts this last weekend, we're taking a break until January.  We truly enjoyed our collaboration with Ensemble Gaudior, and hope you were able to experience it.

Our next performance will be The Gentle Place of the Ancient Heart in May 2017.  If you would rather not wait that long, many of us plan to participate in the Manassas Ballet Theatre production of  Orff's Carmina Burana, to be presented In March 2017 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.  More details will be posted here soon.

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."

We are especially excited to be collaborating with the musicians of Ensemble Gaudior (www.ensemblegaudior.com), who join the singers of Voce for Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Messe de minuit pour No?l (Midnight Mass for Christmas). Charpentier was a leading French composer of the 17th century, and his delightful setting of the Mass ordinary (scored for chorus, soloists, strings, flutes, and organ) is based upon popular French carols of the time that capture the many moods of the season from joyful exuberance, to awestruck wonder, to peaceful contemplation. The players of Ensemble Gaudior will be performing on instruments built to the specifications of those that Charpentier would have used in the 17th century, and the singers of Voce will be rendering the text of the mass in "period" Latin (i.e. a pronunciation which colors the Latin text with distinctively "French" inflections similar to those that were likely adopted by Charpentier and his contemporaries). In addition to the Charpentier, our holiday program this year features a cappella works by Poulenc, Chilcott, Mendelssohn, Parsons, and others, alongside music of Rodney Lister and Stephen Caracciolo, two friends of Voce whose music was featured on our April 2016 concerts.

Our December concerts this year coincide with the release of our new CD, "A Sum of the Parts." Featuring a number of Voce commissions, alongside premiere recordings of works by Rodney Lister, and music of Hindemith and Grieg, our new recording will be available for purchase following our concerts on December 16 and 18. And, of course, it makes a great holiday gift!

We look forward to seeing you in December!

-- Richard Giarusso, Artistic Director

Sep 09, 2016

We're back, hard at work on another season of exquisite choral music. With the three concerts this season, Autumn Nocturne, In Deepest Midnight, and The Gentle Place of the Ancient Heart, we're planning to present some sublime choral works that are performed less frequently, but provide a variety of evocative and moving listening. We just completed our season opening retreat with our Artistic Director, Dr. Richard Giarusso, and got an introduction to the music and a chance to learn some of the history and setting of each of the pieces. His expert commentary will also be featured in our concerts. This season's music is rapidly becoming some of our favorite material, and we hope it will become cherished by you as well. More details on each of the concerts can be found on the Hear Us page, and advance tickets can be purchased on the Tickets page.

We are also pleased to present our updated web site, courtesy of MarCom Group. We hope you'll find it attractive and easy to navigate. We welcome any feedback you care to provide as we work to update and improve the site over the next several months.

Please check back for updates as we progress through the season, but for now I need to go work on the Alto Rhapsody.

-Rob Weimer (bass)