Voce’s “Growing Audiences” Initiative
Voce and its Artistic Director Mark Singleton are committed to serving harmony – and bringing Voce’s exquisitely beautiful sound to New England and around the world. We are equally committed to teaching the importance of harmony to aspiring musicians of all ages, with a focus on singers in school choirs. The world needs harmony, and Voce is uniquely positioned not only to provide it, but to grow it. Here’s what we have to do to succeed with our “Growing Audiences” Initiative:
· Formalize our educational programming: Voce launched a formal educational program for high school musicians in the spring of 2019, leveraging the skills of the many music educators who perform with Voce. We brought students and Voce singers together for a day of workshops, coaching and collaboration, culminating with a joint performance at Voce’s May 11, 2019 concert. Based on our success with this program, Voce will pursue additional educational initiatives, such as the creation of a Choral Arts Festival.
· Expand our season and add new venues: Voce is blessed to share its music with an ever-growing number of people in the Greater Hartford area. It’s time for Voce to establish regular venues elsewhere in Connecticut and throughout New England. Our first goal is to add venues in southern Connecticut.
· Continue our recording initiative with the help of Signum Records: Voce’s most recent recording “Music of the Spheres” is playing on every continent and in over 50 countries, joining “Sure on this Shining Night: The Music of Morten Lauridsen” as one of the finest choral recordings available. Voce is unique among Connecticut classical ensembles in both the scope and success of its recordings. In 2020, Voce will partner with Signum Records to launch its most recent recording, “Blessing: The Music of Paul Mealor.” Mealor’s compositions are perfectly suited to Voce’s sound and its commitment to harmony.
In addition to these initiatives, Voce is dedicated to improving its communications with the wonderful people who come to our concerts, listen to our recordings and give meaning to all that Voce does. Keep an eye out for improvements to our website, information about the Voce performers, season subscriptions and other steps to bring Voce and its audience closer together.
Voce has no paid administrators. It is run by volunteers and a Board of Directors who are deeply committed to its mission of serving harmony. Accordingly, your donation will go straight to the music Voce makes, both live and recorded. Donation levels are suggested. And if you can’t afford to make a donation, just bring a friend or two to Voce’s next concert - hearing is believing.
On behalf of Voce, its singers and its Board of Directors, thank you for your support.
Recommended Levels & Recognition
Supporters for Voce’s “Growing Audiences” Initiative will be recognized in Voce’s programs as “Growing Audience Initiative Sponsors” at the recommended donation levels below.
Initiative Underwriter - $10,000 and above
Initiative Sustaining Sponsor - $5,000 and above
Initiative Project Sponsor - $2,500 and above
Initiative Project Supporter - $1,000 and above
Initiative Donor - $500 and above
Initiative Contributor - $250 and above
If you would like to contact Voce directly about making a donation please contact Thomas Cooke, President of the Board, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, via telephone at (860) 335-7256 or via regular mail at Thomas F. Cooke, 2 Poggy Bay Lane, Mystic, CT 06355.
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