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.”  […]

The music room in the Ospedale in Venice, Italy. Singers would have performed from behind the decorative grill you see here.

WVC Receives WCPE Education Fund Grant

Women’s Voices Chorus is excited to announce that we’ve received a $950 grant from the WCPE Education Fund to support the production of a documentary film about our performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in D, performed during our Winter 2013 concert season. Vivaldi composed his Gloria for the girls and women of the Ospedale della Pietà, […]

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”!

Bodies in Motion – 2013 Summer Benefit Concert

Our summer 2013 concert was the culmination of a month-long summer choir. The summer choir was open to all sopranos and altos, regardless of their relationship to WVC.

The Foibles of Fauna - Spring 2013

The Foibles of Fauna – Spring 2013

Our spring 2013 concert delighted listeners of all ages with a world tour of music about animals. Music from Africa, Argentina, Japan, and Mexico mingled with favorites from the European and American traditions, including songs by our own Allan Friedman.

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 […]

Gloria et Pax - Winter 2013

Gloria et Pax – Winter 2013

This concert featured Vivaldi’s Gloria as it was intended: with women’s voices and baroque orchestra, as well as other music reflecting the themes of the Gloria.

Summer 2013 - European Tour

Summer Tour and Concert 2012

In June and July 2013, Women’s Voices Chorus embarked on its first international tour. We were thrilled at the chance to share American choral music with new audiences and to explore the choral traditions of the countries we visited: Hungary, Slovenia, and Italy.

Saints and Sinners - Spring 2012

Saints and Sinners – Spring 2012

Our Spring 2012 program included Lana Walter’s Magnificat, opera choruses by Bizet and Verdi, and other music about angels, devils, rogues, and saints.

America the Beautiful Mosaic - Winter 2012

America the Beautiful Mosaic – Winter 2012

This concert featured a diverse collection of American music: music from Latino-American, Jewish-American, African-American, and Native-American traditions; music of the Shakers, work songs, and songs of the American South; show tunes and jazz standards, as well as music by American classical composers. The concert also featured a world premiere of “If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking,” as well as “I Never Saw a Moor,” both composed by Jayne Swank and based on poetry of Emily Dickinson. Three pieces were conducted by chorus members who are also conductors in their own right, showcasing another aspect of the talented musicians in Women’s Voices Chorus.