Lend your voice to newVoices Sings!

Posted on Oct 23, 2017 by

If you ever wanted to sing with the band, now’s your chance. NewVoices choir will debut a new community event entitled “newVoices Sings: Fox Cities” that blurs the lines between audience and performers. In this event, the audience becomes the choir and sings with members of newVoices and guest artists on familiar, popular tunes. The first event is being held in conjunction with Downtown Appleton’s “Light up the Night” family-oriented celebration taking place in Houdini […]

Music samples for our next concert

Posted on Oct 3, 2017 by

Many have asked us–just how do you create a program around homelessness? Perhaps no one can explain it better than our Artistic Director, Phillip Swan. Before reviewing hundreds of music possibilities, he gets to the root of the issue and explains his process in this short video: As always, we present a range of musical styles in all of our programs. In “Home: Where is your Heart?” we will be presenting music from Renaissance composers […]

Opening concert to examine homelessness and housing insecurity

Posted on Oct 2, 2017 by

Our first concert for the 40th anniversary season starts with a community-based series of events and live performances dealing with the issue of homelessness and housing insecurity. Each fall, we present a program of issue-based programming designed to raise awareness of relevant topics facing our community. “We have found that music goes where nothing else can go–expressing issues through music touches the soul of a matter and explains the emotion through deeper storytelling,” said Jason […]

Sponsor your favorite singer this year!

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 by

Are you proud of your friend, sister, son, uncle, wife, co-worker or teacher because they sing in newVoices? One of the most special ways to honor their artistic achievement is to sponsor them in this, our 4oth anniversary season. Just like sponsoring a chair in a symphony, underwriting a singer shows you support their art. For $100, you will help defray a portion of the music purchase for one of our 80 singers. (Of course, […]

newVoices Celebrates Christmas with sacred program

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 by

This holiday season, newVoices will take its popular Christmas concert on the road. Since 2012, the choir has presented a program of completely sacred music and this year, the choir is adding a concert in Green Bay. “Christmas at the Cathedral” will be at the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral near downtown Green Bay on Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, December 17, newVoices will present “Christmas at the Chapel” in two performances at […]

Announcing: newVoices adds Christmas concert

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 by

We’re spreading the good news in Green Bay! Due to the tremendous response to our two annual Christmas concerts in the Fox Valley at the Lawrence Chapel, we are expanding and adding a concert in Green Bay. The additional concert will be Friday, December 16 at 7:30 pm in the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral near downtown Green Bay. We will still hold two concerts at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel in Appleton on Saturday December 17 […]

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 […]

U. S. Venture to fund choral/orchestral masterworks

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 by

The Fox Valley Symphony and newVoices choir announce that the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation has granted $40,000 to fund a series of choral/orchestral masterworks. The U.S. Venture Masterwork Series will be a four-year commitment to present a collaboration of major works composed by renowned artists. This is the first time a multi-year collaboration of this nature has been undertaken by both organizations and the first major arts donation made by the U.S. Venture / Schmidt […]

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, […]