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 […]

Music samples from our upcoming concert!

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 by

We hope you will join us for a special collaboration with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra in celebration of their 50th anniversary season! We will be presenting two powerful choral/orchestral works and are sharing some recordings so you can listen to the selections before the live performance. Ralph Vaughan William’s Sea Symphony is both thrilling and haunting, as it marries energy and melody of the music with text taken from Walt Whitman’s poems entitled Leaves […]

U. S. Venture to fund choral/orchestral masterworks

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 by

The Fox Valley Symphony and newVoices choir announce that the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation has granted $40,000 to fund a series of choral/orchestral masterworks. The U.S. Venture Masterwork Series will be a four-year commitment to present a collaboration of major works composed by renowned artists. This is the first time a multi-year collaboration of this nature has been undertaken by both organizations and the first major arts donation made by the U.S. Venture / Schmidt […]

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 […]

Local arts groups collaborate to bring masterwork to the PAC

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 by

Concert is a reunion for one area family 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, robust orchestration. On Saturday, May 3, more than 200 regional musicians will collaborate to present this classical masterwork in live performance at the Fox Cities PAC. The rowdy subject matter is set to some of the most beautiful melodies in classical musical literature. The […]

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 […]