Voce will open its 2018-2019 season with a selection of choral music’s timeless treasures spanning the last 400 years. The music of Byrd, Bruckner, Lauridsen and Whitacre, among others, invites you on a journey that has unified choirs for centuries. Experience Voce’s hallmark sound in these familiar and vibrant works which have evoked harmonious accord across the expanse of time.
Join Voce, soloists and the newly-founded Voce Chamber Orchestra in the most celebrated choral work ever written. The performance will include all of Part I of “Messiah,” closing with the beloved "Hallelujah Chorus." Voce will bring an inspiring and informed performance of this magnificent work to celebrate the holidays in the spirit of harmony.
Thomas LaVoy, emerging as one of the finest composers of our era, will join Voce as Composer-in-Residence in “Light Eternal.” A former student of Paul Mealor, Thomas brings unique colors to some of the most profound poems and sacred scriptures ever penned. His music is warmth to the ears and will evoke a song in your heart with subtle harmonies, ethereal tones and tenderness.
The music of Whitacre, Gjeilo, Mealor, Ešenvalds and others will captivate the soul and delight the senses in the tenderness and joy of serving harmony. Voce culminates its season with an invitation to unity, joy, light and the collective devotion to the gift of song.
Voce's 2018-2019 is supported in part by an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England