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Voci's Spring 2015 Performances!

 

 

Saturday, March 7

We Sing 2015 - Women's A Cappella Festival Showcase

Voci has been invited to perform at the She Sings 2015 Women's A Cappella Festival Showcase!  The Women's A Cappella Association (WACA) founded the annual She Sings festival in an effort to further the reach of powerful female a cappella in America - and around the world.  Now in its third year, the festival is dedicated to fostering the creativity and unique spirit of women in the a cappella community.  The festival takes place March 6-8 - Voci will perform on Saturday, March 7 (8:15 pm).  More information and tickets at:  http://www.womensacappella.org/#!shesings/c16rb

 

 

Saturday, March 14 - 3:00 PM

LIFT Concert benefitting Lake Merritt United Methodist Church's Food Pantry

Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, Oakland

 

 

Sunday, March 15 - 4:00 PM

Voci's Annual House Concert and Fundraiser

Private venue in the East Bay.

Join us for an afternoon of musical delights and tasty treats, featuring members of Voci and guest artists.

 

 

Saturday, May 2 - 8:00 PM, Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, Oakland

Sunday, May 3 - 4:00 PM, St. Perpetua Catholic Parish, Lafayette

Saturday, May 9 - 2:00 PM, St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Berkeley

Voci's Spring 2015 Concerts

 

Women with a Vision: the lasting influence of Hildegard von Bingen and Nadia Boulanger

Voci is committed to supporting new music, and music for and by women.  This spring, we will combine these passions in our  concert, Women with a Vision: the lasting influence of Hildegard von Bingen and Nadia Boulanger. The program will celebrate the roles these two great female composers have played in the history of music and the trajectory of new music.

 

Von Bingen stands as an emblem of female creativity. As a theologian, thinker, artist, and composer, she has inspired women over the generations as one of the few acknowledged female composers before the twentieth century. Nadia Boulanger has similarly inspired generations of composers as a formidable composition instructor. With over 600 students, including Aaron Copland, Quincy Jones, Virgil Thomson, Philip Glass, Ruth Anderson, and Astor Piazzolla--many of whom refer to her as their greatest teacher--she has guided and influenced contemporary western art music as we know it.

 

We will present works by both Von Bingen and Boulanger, as well as works inspired by them and composed by their students. We will demonstrate the breadth of their influence and the amazing ability of one person to change the course of music.

 

New Works Project

Our spring concerts will also include the premier of our first commission of Voci's New Works Project, an annual commissioning program launched in the Fall of 2014. Our inaugural composer, Ann Callaway from El Cerrito, will be composing a suite of three pieces for treble voices for Voci. We will premier one of the three this spring, and will premier the entire suite in the spring of 2016.

 

At the root of the New Works Project is a belief that new compositions arise most powerfully out of interaction with the voices, lives, and bodies of those who actually perform them. Callaway's commission will be workshopped in collaboration with Voci over a two-year period, allowing time for experimentation, feedback, and revision. Through this project, Voci hopes to help build a community of composers and singers dedicated to expanding the repertoire of new music written for and by women.

 

 

 

Interested in singing with Voci?  We are currently auditioning experienced women choral singers for our spring 2015 season and beyond.  Visit our auditions page, and contact Artistic Director Anne Hege to schedule an audition.

 


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