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 […]

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 […]

High School Master Singer Honored

Posted on May 8, 2019 by

One of our outstanding High School Master Singers, Spencer Hornung, is the recipient of the Miller Family Music Education Scholarship, a fund within the Community Foundation. The award amount is up to $25,000 a year for up to four years, making the total award amount of up to $100,000. It is given to a graduating senior who resides in the Fox Cities or Door County, and who is pursuing a bachelor degree in music education or performance. […]

Shedding light on our next concert, LUX

Posted on Mar 16, 2019 by

If the term “contemporary music” makes you reach for your nearest Mozart CD, we’re here to shed some light on the topic. Our next concert is the third in our U.S. Venture Masterwork series which features a collaboration between newVoices and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. The series presents orchestral/choral works to the community and this year we will feature choral works that will become the masterworks of the future. The program is entitled LUX: […]

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 […]

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 Day for Celebration!

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 by

We got the first look at our award from Chorus America at yesterday’s strategic planning meeting! We are the winner of the education and community engagement award presented annually by Chorus America at the national conference in Cincinnati. This award recognizes programs that expand a chorus’ role in its community through mission-based programming, music education, artistic excellence and meaningful collaborations. The award selection was based on collaborative programming from our 2015-16 season which featured concerts on the issue of […]

Congratulations Dr. Phillip Swan!

Posted on May 6, 2016 by

Please join us in celebrating another accomplishment for Phillip Swan–now he can be called Dr. Phillip Swan! Phillip was awarded his DMA in Choral Conducting at the University of Miami (Florida) on May 5, 2016. Dr. Swan completed a doctoral essay focused on the choral works of Eric Whitacre, a composer we have featured in many newVoices concerts. In addition to his doctoral studies, Dr. Swan received his BA in music education from Concordia College, Moorhead, […]