Deck your halls and support newVoices

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 by

You could take this stunning tree home: the tree, the ornaments, even four tickets to “Christmas at the Chapel.” All you need to do is visit the Trout Museum of Art  for the Festival of Trees and make a bid! The theme is “black tie optional” and the decorations are black, white, silver, glitter, tulle and dozens of ornaments. There are more than $400 dollars worth of ornaments and customized decorations from our volunteer interior designers! Hidden […]

Announcing 2014-15 season!

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 by

by Justin Gingrich, Lawrence University ’15, newVoices intern We are excited to welcome you all to the second year in our life as newVoices, and invite you to continue to be a part of our family as we prepare for our 2014–15 season. NewVoices has begun work on a fascinating season ahead, starting with Where in the World is newVoices on Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel. We […]

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 […]

A peek at the program for our next concert

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 by

We hope you join us for our upcoming concert, Sing for Life! We are dedicating this concert to breast cancer survivors and their families because this disease has touched so many of our singers. Music and singing have been extremely important for physical and emotional healing for patients, family members and friends. In selecting the music for this concert, our Artistic Director Phillip Swan tried to touch on the range of emotions breast cancer patients […]

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: Jeanne Lietzan

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 by

(Editor’s update: We just wanted to share this with you that Jeanne not only sings, but she completed the half marathon at the recent Fox Cities Marathon. WAY TO GO!) I’m Jeanne Lietzan and have been singing in the alto section of the chorus for thirty years. In my real life, I’m President and owner of Lietzan Associates, Inc., a financial services firm specializing in investing and insurance for individuals and small businesses. I graduated […]

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 […]

Welcome to newVoices!

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 by

It’s at once exciting and a little frightening to willfully change the name and identity of a group that’s been in existence for 35 years. Please know that this was not done on a whim. We loved the historic connection “White Heron Chorale” had—the ensemble was named after a trading post on the banks of the Fox River. But the practical reality was the lovely name was bungled by many—some called us the “White Hair […]