Christmas at the Chapel gets even better!

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 by

We’re happy to announce special guests will join us for our annual Christmas concert. We welcome the Fox Valley Symphony Chamber Orchestra which will accompany us on several pieces including selections from the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah (including the Hallelujah chorus). We are thrilled to share the stage with them again and know their sound will enrich this special holiday performance for all of you! Artistic Director Phillip Swan created a program that brings […]

SONGS OF HOPE MARK PROGRAM ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 by

Many people have been asking us just how do you program a choral concert around the topic of sex trafficking? The answer was simple when left in the capable hands of Artistic Director Phillip Swan. Music for the performance will be presented in four segments: reflection on the dilemma with songs of personal struggle and searching; a glimmer of hope for another life, another path; songs that express freedom, truth and justice; and concluding with […]

newVoices announces new Board Officers

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 by

We are thrilled to welcome new officers to our board of directors! Elected to president is Jenna Stone, a board member of newVoices since 2008. Stone leads the grants office at Lawrence University and is a 2000 graduate of the university; she also holds a masters in Philanthropy & Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Jenna has been a board member for our organization for many years and her leadership in best practices for […]

newVoices season opens with “Facing the Music”

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 by

This season, we use the power of music to unlock important issues that face our community. As an organization, we believe there is an important role for music to play in building awareness and empathy for topics that might be difficult to discuss. Choral music goes to the heart of humanity—words intertwine with music to express the human condition in both harmony and discord. We have a tradition of looking to current community issues and […]

Church Choir Workshop a success!

Posted on May 11, 2015 by

Exactly HOW do you get 200 singers on the stage of the Lawrence Chapel? Very carefully!! Thank you to the 120+ church choir singers from regional churches who attended our first ever Church Choir Workshop and to HEID MUSIC for sponsoring the event. Sessions included a master class in vocal instruction, tips on sight reading and rehearsal technique and a massed rehearsal with newVoices. The culmination: all church choir singers joined us onstage for the final […]

More than 100 church choir members join for final concert

Posted on May 1, 2015 by

The final concert of newVoices’ 2014-15 season will end with a community-wide hymn sing and a program of familiar hymns and sacred music. Area church choirs will participate in the ensemble’s first Church Choir Workshop that day AND perform with newVoices in the evening concert, OneVoice – An Ecumenical Community Celebration in Song, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel, Appleton. The vision of a “hymn sing” is a non-denominational […]

Learn More: Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna

Posted on Apr 20, 2015 by

This choral masterpiece will be the feature of our May 9 concert, oneVoice: An Ecumenical Community Celebration in Song, 7:30 pm, Lawrence Memorial Chapel. The work is presented in five movements.  There are rare moments in this world when a piece of art is so alluring it captures your entire existence and takes it on a ride through the infinite. Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna is a perfect example of this exquisite encounter. He wrote this […]

Online Auction opens

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 by

What do you get the person who has everything? A really memorable experience—and that’s just what’s in store for you when you participate in newVoices Online Auction. Thanks to our generous supporters, all the items on the auction have been donated! That means all income will go directly to support our Italy tour this summer. The auction will be April 2-12 and it is being hosted on www.biddingforgood.com. It’s very easy—all you do is visit […]

Local “celebrities” take the stage in newVoices fundraiser

Posted on Dec 31, 2014 by

Make sure your Valentine’s Day plans include an evening out to see “Northeast Wisconsin’s got newTALENT” which is a new twist on our annual fundraiser. This year, area “celebrities” will compete to see who can raise the most money for newVoices by taking their talent to the stage in a live performance. The audience will decide which celebrities bring the most to the stage! One act will win the People’s Choice by raising the most […]

Christmas at the Chapel features Rutter “Gloria”

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 by

“Christmas at the Chapel” will feature a performance of John Rutter’s “Gloria,” a festive and flamboyant work that makes a fitting prelude to the holiday season. Rutter is best known for his Christmas carols that he started composing in his teens—pundits have said only Santa has a busier Christmas than John Rutter! In the “Gloria,” you will be treated to all three movements of the work accompanied by brass, percussion, tympani and the Chapel organ. […]