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Next concert makes sweet music out of politics

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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 […]

A personal reflection on dementia

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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 […]

A personal message on dementia

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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 […]

Christmas decorations support newVoices

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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 […]

High School Singers join newVoices

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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 […]

Be resolved: support the arts!

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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 […]

Meet our Singers: Paris Brown

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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 […]

Meet our Singers: Abby Schmidt

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(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, […]