Shedding light on our next concert, LUX

Posted on Mar 16, 2019 by

If the term “contemporary music” makes you reach for your nearest Mozart CD, we’re here to shed some light on the topic. Our next concert is the third in our U.S. Venture Masterwork series which features a collaboration between newVoices and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. The series presents orchestral/choral works to the community and this year we will feature choral works that will become the masterworks of the future. The program is entitled LUX: […]

Sponsor a Singer!

Posted on Mar 9, 2019 by

Individually, each of our 90+ singers volunteers hours in rehearsal, performance, outreach to the community, artistic leadership, and in operational support of our organization. We estimate each singer volunteers 100 hours per concert cycle. Underwriting these efforts shows you support live. local music and the efforts of these talented individuals within our communities. For a donation of $150/singer you can sponsor the singer of your choice–or even sponsor an entire section. You will be acknowledged […]

Be Resolved for the Local Arts

Posted on Jan 4, 2019 by

While we’re all welcoming 2019 and resolving to lose weight and exercise more, I will pause and ask for all of us to consider a few resolutions for the arts. We take pride in the vibrant cultural life we enjoy in the Fox Valley, we value the high quality and variety of art forms in our backyards, and many of us participate in the arts. But the local arts require care and feeding to maintain […]

Composer in Residence: Elaine Hagenberg

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 by

On Sunday, October 7, composer Elaine Hagenberg will visit Appleton and the newVoices rehearsal to work with the chorus on her piece, “O Love.” The choir will perform this melodic work in our upcoming concert “Please Stay: Listen. Hope. Care. Prevent Suicide.” Having a composer work with us directly is a true treat and Elaine shares some of her thoughts regarding the collaboration between composer, conductor and singers. newVoices: What does the composer bring to rehearsal/performance versus […]

Please Stay: taking the message out of the concert hall

Posted on Sep 21, 2018 by

As part of the choir’s commitment to community-based programming, newVoices is taking the music and the message outside of the concert hall to reach a larger audience this fall. In conjunction with artistic programming, the choir is hosting several public events around the issue of suicide. The St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation is the choir’s education partner and has provided educational information on suicide and suicide prevention for the singers and the community. Community partners and […]

Please Stay: a personal reflection

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 by

This blog post is reprinted with the permission of the author, Jenn Leahy, who sings with newVoices. We thank her for sharing her honest expression of the struggles she has personally faced.  If any of my choir friends are reading this, the title has meaning for them. “Please Stay” by Jake Runestad is a song that the choir I am in is performing this fall (I’ll leave a link to a video below). Our content […]

newVoices Sings! featured at Flag Day Parade

Posted on May 22, 2018 by

Please join us for our next signature community singing event “newVoices Sings!” just prior to the Flag Day Parade in Houdini Plaza, Downtown Appleton on June 9th, 2018. More than a sing-along, the lines are blurred between audience and performer as newVoices singers and guest artists will teach the audience simple harmonies to well-known songs and then singers and audience members will perform them together. We held the first newVoices Sings! event in November and […]

We’re taking Rutter on the road

Posted on Apr 1, 2018 by

As part of our U.S. Venture Masterworks Series, newVoices and the Fox Valley Symphony are holding a series of workshops for area youth to coincide with the April 28 performance. The workshops are funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and will take place April 3-12 at Valley area locations. The programs combine active learning with live demonstrations to show how classical music can be a catalyst for discussion […]

Experience the music of John Rutter

Posted on Mar 19, 2018 by

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 […]

Music samples from our Christmas concerts

Posted on Nov 24, 2017 by

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 […]