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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”!

Adopt a Rubber Ducky to Benefit Women’s Voices Chorus

Want to help out Women’s Voices Chorus? We’re partnering with Chapel Hill Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club in the 2013 Rubber Duck Race. The race is set for 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 1, at West Point on the Eno and you don’t have to be present to win. Up to 5000 homeless rubber ducks will […]