Lend your voice to newVoices Sings!

Posted on Oct 23, 2017 by

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

High School Singers join newVoices

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 by

Our largest class of High School Master Singers (30 young people!) will join us for the fall concert “Where in the World is newVoices?” The students are top choral singers from area high schools who are recommended by their choir teachers. As young singers, they have an opportunity to sing with a collegiate choral conductor in an ensemble of adult voices. They will ramp up their musical skills and learn that choral singing is something […]

Carmina Burana: the translation

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 by

The infatuation with Carmina Burana can largely be attributed to the text. Although we will be singing in Latin and old versions of German, you can find the entertaining translation at this link. There were almost 200 poems in the entire Carmina collection which are classified into categories that are: moralistic and satirical; love songs and songs celebrating spring; songs connected with drinking and gambling. And who doesn’t love a naughty song?  No matter how […]

Carmina Burana: You’ve heard that song before

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 by

Please join us on Saturday, May 3 when we perform Carmina Burana with the Fox Valley Symphony. Tickets are available through the Fox Cities PAC box office by calling the PAC box office or by purchasing tickets online at www.foxcitiespac.org. Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana has become a classic for musicians and audiences because of its percussive music, hypnotic melodies, lilting passages and all-out, smash-mouth, robust orchestration. The rowdy subject matter is set to some of […]

Why do we sing?

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 by

One of our singers, Jeanne Lietzan, shared this amazing site with us and it encapsulates exactly WHY we sing. These are excerpts from Karl Paulnack’s welcome address at The Boston Conservatory and they get right at the root of what we believe. Simply: music is not extra-curricular. Music is a part of our soul, a part of how humans are hard wired. So many divide people into analytical, math/science types and put the creative, music/drama […]