Almost 150 regional musicians will take the stage for the U.S. Venture Masterworks presentation of an evening with John Rutter. The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and newVoices choir will present two major works by this prominent composer: The Rutter “Requiem” and his newest composition “The Gift of Life.” This is the second year of this community-wide collaboration made possible through a generous grant from the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation. The annual series was designed to […]
If you missed our latest concerts, no worries. Enjoy a playlist from “Christmas at the Chapel” recorded live by WLUK TV-11 on December 16, 2018. Enjoy the sounds of the season with newVoices!
Thanks for all your fantastic response–“Christmas at the Cathedral” is sold out! If you still have plans to experience our memorable Christmas concert, tickets remain for both performances of “Christmas at the Chapel” at the Lawrence University Chapel. Two performances at 2:00 and 7:30 on Saturday, Dec. 16. Purchase tickets at this link.
So what music will you hear at the upcoming Christmas concerts? You’ll get to sing along with choir on familiar carols that you know and love, plus we’ll sing a mix of traditional selections and familiar tunes set to new arrangements. All selections are sacred and celebrate Christ’s birth. Here are some of the pieces we’ll be singing: Several of our songs are more traditional and based on sacred texts from the Latin mass. One […]
In one weekend, we will reach almost 2,000 people with a message of Christian salvation—a break from the commercialization of the holiday. NewVoices has presented a program of completely sacred music since 2012 and audiences have grown to the point that additional concerts were added. We will again expand our Christmas program to three concerts: two in Appleton and one in Green Bay. “We love Santa as much as anyone else, but our Christmas program is […]
If you ever wanted to sing with the band, now’s your chance. NewVoices choir will debut a new community event entitled “newVoices Sings: Fox Cities” that blurs the lines between audience and performers. In this event, the audience becomes the choir and sings with members of newVoices and guest artists on familiar, popular tunes. The first event is being held in conjunction with Downtown Appleton’s “Light up the Night” family-oriented celebration taking place in Houdini […]
Many have asked us–just how do you create a program around homelessness? Perhaps no one can explain it better than our Artistic Director, Phillip Swan. Before reviewing hundreds of music possibilities, he gets to the root of the issue and explains his process in this short video: As always, we present a range of musical styles in all of our programs. In “Home: Where is your Heart?” we will be presenting music from Renaissance composers […]
Our first concert for the 40th anniversary season starts with a community-based series of events and live performances dealing with the issue of homelessness and housing insecurity. Each fall, we present a program of issue-based programming designed to raise awareness of relevant topics facing our community. “We have found that music goes where nothing else can go–expressing issues through music touches the soul of a matter and explains the emotion through deeper storytelling,” said Jason […]
Are you proud of your friend, sister, son, uncle, wife, co-worker or teacher because they sing in newVoices? One of the most special ways to honor their artistic achievement is to sponsor them in this, our 4oth anniversary season. Just like sponsoring a chair in a symphony, underwriting a singer shows you support their art. For $100, you will help defray a portion of the music purchase for one of our 80 singers. (Of course, […]
It’s been a long time since we’ve had such happy news to share! In the last year, Several of our singers welcomed new members of their families and we thought we’d share the happy news with you. Abby and Andy Schmidt welcomed Joanna Moore Schmidt (JoJo) into the world on September 25, 2016. Abby is the choir director at Winneconne High School and sings soprano in newVoices, Andy is the band director at Weyauwega-Fremont High […]