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 states, “[It] is a wonderful piece, filled with lots of variety and good humor. Knowing his singers well, Friedman scored the piece with their abilities and ranges in mind but with just the right level of challenge. … Everyone sang with great heart.”

We hope we’ve inspired you to keep up with us during our 20th anniversary season.  In addition to finding the latest news here, you can follow us on our Facebook page for more updates.  Be on the lookout for more info about our spring concerts, including an upcoming show with Vox Virorum!

Songs of My Sisters – Winter 2014

Our winter 2014 concert was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Women’s Voices Chorus. We proudly support the work of active composers and the concert featured music arranged for or commissioned by WVC, including the world premieres of “My River Runs to Thee,” by Jayne Swank, and “The Nine Muses,” by our artistic director, Allan Friedman, an eclectic piece celebrating the mythic sisters who inspire artists of all kinds.

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 at the door!

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.