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The Voce difference
Founded in 2006 by Mark Singleton, Artistic Director and Tom Cooke, President, Voce has grown to be the premier choral ensemble throughout New England. With an initial concept of giving and education, Voce continues to bring new works to a wide range of audiences, and collaborates with middle school, high school and collegiate ensembles to further develop the next generation of choral artists.
As Voce enters its second decade of performance, its music is better than ever. Voce’s commitment to harmony has caught the attention of some of the world’s greatest living choral composers, including National Medal of Arts Recipient Morten Lauridsen, Ola Gjeilo, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Thomas LaVoy and Paul Mealor. After working with Voce, these composers offered high praise for Voce and its Artistic Director, Mark Singleton:
· Paul Mealor described Voce as “one of the finest choirs on the planet” with “a warmth of tone and beauty that is unique.”
· Ēriks Ešenvalds described Artistic Director Mark Singleton as “a very sensitive and smart conductor – he finds hidden beauties in the scores that most conductors would never know existed.”
· Morten Lauridsen praised Singleton’s work as “exemplifying choral performance at its finest.”
Voce’s sound is a direct result of Mark Singleton’s uncompromising commitment to the service of harmony. Singleton challenges each singer in the ensemble to “serve harmony, evoke its spirit and free yourself of discord. Dedicate yourself to your ensemble, your section and your neighbor. Be the embodiment of cooperation. Listen, connect and fulfill your duty to the music, the team and all those who hear you. Such is the substance of greatness – such is the foundation of harmony.”
Voce’s music is built on this creed, which begins every Voce rehearsal and resonates throughout every performance. The result is a uniquely welcoming experience for singers and audience members alike. Through harmony, our differences can be used to make music more beautiful and inclusive than anything we can do on our own.
Bring Voce along
The Voce team
Mark Singleton - artistic director
Stephen Scarlato - Accompanist
Board of Directors
Thomas F. Cooke II - President | Dylan Armstrong | Robert Borden (ex officio, past President) | Jane Currie | Jennifer Ferrand Kelly | James A. Grigsby | Bob Lautensack | David Pettyjohn | Hal Rives | John Skar | Donna B. Stamm “ex-officio” | Bob Willard
Behind the scenes
Voce Administrator: Sarah Armstrong | Education Coordinator: Andrew Brochu | Constant Contact Administrator: Pamela Johnson | Choral Librarian: Jennifer Lamson | Media Manager: Jennifer McCann | Producer & Marketing Manager: Ali Singleton
Members of Voce
Jennifer Lamson* | Liz Bologna | Sarah Bowe | Marinne Cheney | Annelise Ellars | Jennifer Ferrand Kelly | Sierra Manning | Jennifer McCann | Megan Sherry | Ali Singleton | Alyssa Venora
Pamela Johnson* | Sarah Armstrong | Salli Jo Borden | Sarah Chasse | Genevieve Clements | Gretchen Collins | Jessica Gray | Dana Kephart | Anna Koogler | Meredith Neumann | Margaret Tyler | Rachel Watson
Jack Anthony Pott* | Adam Atkins | Andrew Brochu | Ehren Brown | Drew Collins | Chris Gallerani | Floyd Higgins | Josh Hummel | Alex O'Neil | David Pettyjohn
Tom Cooke* | Dylan Armstrong | Robert Borden | Jonathan Clune | Jared Graveley | Brian Jones | Herbert Menzel | Patrick Nay | Andrey Stolyarov | Jeffrey Vanags | Jermaine Woodard Jr.
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