Next concert makes sweet music out of politics

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 by

newVoices presents program on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness   This year’s national elections may be remembered for some of the most hate-filled, divisive rhetoric in modern politics. That rancor prompted newVoices to focus programming on a more elevated, substantial political discourse in their concert “Voice your Vote: the power of one.” The concert will present music that underscores Americans’ opportunity to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Organizers were prompted to focus […]

A personal reflection on dementia

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 by

By Erik Loy Erik Loy is a baritone in newVoices and is an attorney for Manitowoc County. He shares his memories of his grandfather, George Olaf Loy. My Grandpa was a quiet man. He worked for a machine tool company (Ingersoll Rand) and was very skilled. After he was retired, the company sent him all over the country to fix factory machinery because no one knew it better than him. He taught me to love […]

A personal message on dementia

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 by

By Monica Coenen Monica Coenen is a soprano in newVoices, a member of our chorus council, and a freelance writer. She shares her thoughts on the upcoming concert “Wanting Memories.”  When you’re 5 years old and your Grandma is helping you brush your teeth and get ready for bed, you never expect that in about 20 years, you will be helping your Mom brush Grandma’s teeth and get her ready for bed. And that she […]

Christmas decorations support newVoices

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 by

You could get this BEAUTIFUL Christmas tree for your home AND help newVoices at the same time! We are part of the Trout Museum of Art’s Festival of Trees held Nov. 14-Dec 7 in the main gallery of the museum. The gallery will be converted to a wonderland of beautifully decorated trees and wreathes you can purchase via silent bidding. It’s the ultimate Christmas decoration–you get the tree, the decorations and all the work is […]

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 […]

Be resolved: support the arts!

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 by

The #1 New Year’s Resolution: lose weight. Our #1 New Year’s Resolution: support the local arts. When you support the local arts (like newVoices) you are investing in organizations that create programming specific to the local community. At newVoices, we tailor every season to the needs and likes of Northeast Wisconsin. We pay attention to the results of the regional L.I.F.E. Study and try to fill the gaps in our community by using vocal music […]

Meet our Singers: Sarah Phelps

Posted on Sep 21, 2013 by

My name is Sarah Phelps and I have my mom and dad to thank for the privilege of growing up in a musical family. I was originally inspired to be a music therapist in 8th grade when my choir teacher and I started a program pairing regular education students with special education students in a hands-on music class. That music teacher was the first person to ever believe I had singing ability and she continues to be […]

Meet our Singers: Paris Brown

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 by

My name is Paris Brown, and although I call Chicago home, Appleton is becoming my new home. I graduated from Lawrence University with a double major in music (voice) and French and today I serve as the Director of Conservatory Admissions at Lawrence. In my new career, I’m currently pursing my master’s in professional counseling at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. My two best friends also sing in newVoices and it is the one place where we […]

Meet our Singers: Abby Schmidt

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 by

(l-r: Mary Schmidt, Karrie Been, Monica Coenen, Abby Schmidt perform “Pick-a-Little” from the 2013 Cabaret fundraiser for newVoices. Abby’s husband Andy is photo-bombing in the background) My name is Abby Schmidt and I’m a music teacher in the Hortonville Area School District.  I teach 6th-8th grade chorus, high school show choir and women’s vocal jazz, band lessons, steel drum ensemble, and am Assistant Director for the high school musical. In my “spare time,” my husband […]

Meet our singers: Dave Frederick

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 by

I’m Dave Frederick and I’m the tall, bearded person in upper far right of the photo.  I joined the White Heron Chorale bass section in the spring of 2009 to perform Carmen with the Fox Valley Symphony at the PAC. What a start for my tenure with this amazing ensemble! Originally from Madison, I have never strayed far from the Badger state, growing up in Madison, Eau Claire, Cedarburg and South Milwaukee. After graduating from […]