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Interview with WCPE’s Preview!

Yesterday, Sunday, January 18th, our artistic director Allan Friedman sat down with WCPE’s Tara Lynn on the “Preview!” program to talk about our upcoming winter concert “Awakenings: Songs of New Birth and Origins.”  From WCPE’s website: In this brief interview, Dr. Friedman discuss the program which features intriguing music, secular and sacred about spiritual rebirth, […]

Strobilus Music Series

On Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3:00 in the afternoon, Women’s Voices Chorus presented Awakenings: Songs of New Birth and Origins as part of the Strobilus Music Series from Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill.  The concert featured music ranging from the Renaissance to the present, all on the theme of awakenings. […]

WVC High School Festival

Last Saturday, October 11, Women’s Voices Chorus members gathered for our annual Fall Retreat.  Only this year, instead of meeting for a closed session of WVC bonding and rehearsing, we were also joined by students from several area high schools for a day full of fellowship and singing that culminated in a combined concert!   The first ever […]

“The Long Bright” Brings a Close to Our 20th Anniversary Year

Women’s Voices Chorus made history again on Friday, May 16, with the southeastern premiere of Andrea Clearfield’s “The Long Bright” cantata. Playing to a full audience, WVC, along with a 23 piece orchestra and soloist Susan Hellman, brought down the house with a program dedicated to celebrating the beauty of life and the pain of […]

Vox Virorum & WVC – Making Beautiful Music Together!

    On Sunday, March 23, an audience at First Presbyterian Church in Durham experienced an historical event – the first joint concert between Women’s Voices Chorus and Vox Virorum!  Vox Virorum is a men’s chorus ensemble founded in 2012 by director Jeremy Nabors that brings together singers from the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill […]

Finding Our Bright Light at Spring Retreat

This past Saturday was our annual Spring Retreat, a chance for us to gather in fellowship and work intensively on our spring concert program.  This year, we were honored to have composer Andrea Clearfield join us.  We will be performing Dr. Clearfield’s cantata “The Long Bright” in mid-May.  Dr. Clearfield was kind enough to make […]

Songs of My Sisters – a Smashing Success!

We’d love to thank all who came out to support us at University UMC and First Presbyterian this past weekend for our winter concerts.  The premiere of artistic director Allan Friedman’s The Nine Muses was a hit with audiences – and we loved every moment singing it as well!  As this wonderful review from CVNC […]

WVC 20th Anniversary Article from The Daily Tar Heel

Today’s edition of The Daily Tar Heel has a lovely article about our 20th anniversary concerts this weekend.  You can read the article here.  We hope to see you Saturday at 7:30 pm at University UMC in Chapel Hill, or Sunday at 3:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Durham.  Tickets will still be available […]

The Nine Muses in Antiquity

During our rehearsal on October 28, we were treated to a wonderful discussion about the nine Greek muses presented by Carolyn Laferrière!  Carolyn is a PhD candidate in the History of Art Department at Yale University, where she is working on a dissertation entitled “The Complex Sensations of Mousikē in Archaic and Classical Greek Art.”  […]