newVoices Sounds a Christmas Tradition

Posted on Dec 9, 2019 by

by Kat Boogaard This time of year, I can’t listen to Bing Crosby or Fred Waring without a smile spreading across my face and tears filling my eyes. Why? They were favorites of my grandpa’s.  I remember sitting perched on his knee in his worn recliner while he told me how much better Bing was than Sinatra, or while he chimed in with all of the funny sound effects during Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians’ […]

Linda Hash Receives This Year’s Rick Bjella Honorary “Chair”

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 by

This year, newVoices is proud to recognize Linda Hash with well-deserved distinction of the Rick Bjella Honorary Chair.  This honorary “chair” was established to celebrate the 25 years of leadership Rick Bjella dedicated to our organization. During his tenure, he maintained high artistic standards and a passion for the art form of choral singing. The only requirement for being selected to hold this honorary position is that the holder displays the same passion Rick did. […]

newVoices Premieres Three New Pieces at Fall Concert

Posted on Sep 30, 2019 by

By Kat Boogaard As a musician, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of tackling a piece of music that’s brand new to you—but there’s something extra special about performing a piece that’s new to everyone. newVoices is fortunate enough to have that opportunity at our fall issue-based concert, “Aim High: A Musical Conversation About Gun Responsibility.” Three of the selections are so new that they’ve hardly been performed, and our choir has the incredible honor of […]

“Aim High” presents issues and music created in response to gun crimes

Posted on Sep 24, 2019 by

The annual fall concert is part of the choir’s commitment to presenting community engagement programming on a topical issue that affects the region. Past issues have dealt with topics such as sex trafficking, suicide, and homelessness. The goal of the programming is not to reach conclusions, but to have a respectful discussion of all sides of the issue, then frame the emotions within powerful, choral music. Almost 42% of Americans live in a household with […]

Reflections on My First Year in newVoices

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 by

by Kat Boogaard I vividly remember my very first day with newVoices. I arrived at our annual retreat, which is when the choir reunites after the summer break, receives their sheet music for the fall concert, and jumps right in with the hard work of getting prepared for the season.    I was brand new, having just auditioned a week or two before, and was wandering aimlessly with nerves swirling in my stomach and a large […]

New composers featured in May concert

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 by

In our upcoming concert, LUX:Light, we feature a program of new composers. This collection of works represents the masterworks of the future, and Artistic Director Dr. Phillip A. Swan gives you insight on these beautiful selections:

Sacred music in a secular world

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 by

In 2012, leaders of newVoices choir made the decision to present a completely sacred Christmas program–response since then has been overwhelming. Last Christmas, almost 2,000 people experienced the message of Christian salvation presented through music in a series of three live choral concerts. This year will be no different. Our decision to embrace a sacred program was made to give our audiences a choice. We love Santa and Rudolph as much as anyone else, but […]

Meet the newVoices Section Leaders

Posted on Oct 26, 2018 by

by Kat Boogaard, Alto There are plenty of people involved in ensuring that newVoices makes beautiful music for each and every concert. There’s our phenomenal artistic director and conductor, our amazing associate conductor, our astounding accompanist, and of course, our talented singers. But, that’s not the whole picture. In fact, there are a few key players at our rehearsals that you might not know very much about: our section leaders. What Do Section Leaders Do? Each […]

Please Stay: music and community events

Posted on Sep 21, 2018 by

Once again, newVoices choir will explore a social issue through a combination of musical performances and community events. The choir will present issue-based programming in concert on October 20 at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel in a performance entitled, “Please Stay: Listen. Care. Hope. Prevent Suicide.” The annual fall concert is part of our commitment to presenting community engagement programming on a topical issue that affects the region. “I’ve wanted to address this issue for a […]

2018-19 Season Tickets On Sale!

Posted on May 1, 2018 by

Save 15% off the purchase of individual tickets! If you LOVED the Rutter masterwork and wouldn’t miss the Christmas concert for anything, plan ahead for next season and purchase tickets to our signature concerts right now! Season ticket holders save 15% off the cost of individual ticket holders and get these great advantages: Purchase tickets in addition to your season ticket package and save 10% off additional tickets all season! Great choice of seats before individual tickets go […]