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2015 Summer Benefit Concert

Please join the Summer Community Chorus, hosted by Women’s Voices Chorus, on Sunday, July 19, at 4:00 p.m. at United Church of Chapel Hill for a concert of music about the joys of childhood. The choir will present music from America and Africa by contemporary composers, including female composers such as Ysaye Barnwell, Abbie Betinis, […]

Interview with 97.9 WCHL for “Love Notes!”

Allan recently sat down with 97.9 WCHL to discuss our upcoming Spring concert, “Love Notes.”  Check out the interview here, and then check out the concert on Sunday, April 26th at 3pm at First Presbyterian Church in Durham!

Rubber Ducky, You’re the One!

Want a chance to win $1000? Or a $250 gift certificate to one of your favorite stores? Simply adopt a duck for $10! Women’s Voices Chorus is partnering with the Chapel Hill Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club for the 2015 Rubber Duck Race on Saturday, June 6, at West Point on the Eno. You can “adopt” a […]

Spring Retreat 2015

  We had a wonderful, educational, and productive retreat this past Saturday, February 28! Our president, Shelley Hedtke, so eloquently described it as “one of the most interesting, uplifting and just plain brilliant retreats we have had since I have been a member. Allan delivered a veritable seminar on musicianship!” We met at United Church […]

Awakenings: Songs of New Birth and Origins – Winter 2015

Sunday, January 25 at 3:00 p.m. University United Methodist Church 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill As January opens the new year, WVC presents intriguing music about origins and new beginnings, featuring stirring pieces about spiritual rebirth, young love, springtime, and the rise of social movements. We’ll sing both sacred and secular music, including works […]

WCHL’s Hometown Hero of the Day!

This past Wednesday, January 21, 97.9 FM WCHL interviewed our artistic director Allan Friedman about our upcoming winter concert and named him their Hometown Hero of the Day!  These heroes receive a Village Pride Award for their dedication to their communities.  Check out the interview below, and join us in thanking Allan for all that […]

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, […]

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 […]

A Summer Success for WVC and Arthritis Foundation

The Women’s Voices Chorus summer concert on July 28 was a resounding success. Our enthusiastic audience of about 150 people contributed generously to our fundraising effort, and we’re proud to announce that we raised $1115 for the Arthritis Foundation!

The program included a diverse array of music: nineteenth-century Shaker music, spirituals, the Yiddish show tune “Ba Mir Bistu Sheyn,” a barbershop classic, and a Zulu marching song arranged by our own Artistic Director Allan Friedman, among other pieces. One concert attendee sent us some very kind feedback:

The concert was exquisite! … There are so many things that I love about your group, including the way that your Director gives context – personal stories, history, translations. And I come home from these concerts saying to my husband ‘How come I never heard this wonderful music before?’

Thank you for coming out to hear us, and make sure to mark January 25 and 26, 2014, down on your calendars as the dates of our Winter Concert, “Songs of our Sisters”!