Under the leadership of Artistic Director Allan Friedman, WVC has evolved into the premier Triangle chorus for sopranos and altos. While performing a wide and diverse repertoire, we remain steadfast in support of our threefold mission: to provide a welcoming place in the Triangle for women to share the joy of singing together, to promote choral works written by and for women, and to strive to achieve the highest standards of musical excellence.
Read on for more in-depth information about the chorus that’s been called “versatile and innovative” and “a special treasure, worthy of the attention of serious music lovers throughout the Triangle and beyond.”
Who We Are
Women’s Voices Chorus is a leader among community-based women’s choruses, known for adventurous programming, a consistently high standard of performance, and a commitment to music by women composers. Our performances reveal the beautifully blended sound of an all-female chorus as an instrument in its own right, whose repertoire provides a deeply satisfying and complete musical experience for performers and audience alike.
We’re teenagers and octogenarians; artists, engineers, retirees and grad students. Some of us are lifelong or professional musicians; for others, Women’s Voices Chorus has provided the first opportunity since college to sing with a women’s chorus. What we have in common is our love of singing, our joy in one another’s company, and our dedication to sharing our unique repertoire with the public.
What We Sing
“Women’s Voices is unique among our regional choirs in that it presents music that few if any other groups perform, anywhere in the world.”
~Spectator, Sept. 2000
We have revived lost or forgotten works by Hildegard of Bingen, Amy Beach, Elinor Remick Warren, and Ethel Smyth, among others. We keep up with old favorites by Britten and Brahms.
Our programs unify eclectic musical styles from the serious to the silly, from the ethereal to the foot-stomping, around a central theme. Commissioning new works for women’s voices is a major part of our mission.
There is so much first-rate music written especially for women’s voices! As we delve into historic repertoire, we revive and relive our lost choral history from convents, schools, colleges, and music clubs. Learning new works stretches us musically.
The mission of Women’s Voices Chorus is to:
Provide a welcoming place in the Triangle for women to share the joy of singing together, promote choral works by and for women, and strive to achieve the highest standards of musical excellence.