Music samples from our upcoming concert!

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 by

We hope you will join us for a special collaboration with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra in celebration of their 50th anniversary season! We will be presenting two powerful choral/orchestral works and are sharing some recordings so you can listen to the selections before the live performance. Ralph Vaughan William’s Sea Symphony is both thrilling and haunting, as it marries energy and melody of the music with text taken from Walt Whitman’s poems entitled Leaves […]

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 […]

Local arts groups collaborate to bring masterwork to the PAC

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 by

Concert is a reunion for one area family Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana has become a classic for musicians and audiences because of its percussive music, hypnotic melodies, lilting passages and all-out, robust orchestration. On Saturday, May 3, more than 200 regional musicians will collaborate to present this classical masterwork in live performance at the Fox Cities PAC. The rowdy subject matter is set to some of the most beautiful melodies in classical musical literature. The […]

Carmina Burana: the translation

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 by

The infatuation with Carmina Burana can largely be attributed to the text. Although we will be singing in Latin and old versions of German, you can find the entertaining translation at this link. There were almost 200 poems in the entire Carmina collection which are classified into categories that are: moralistic and satirical; love songs and songs celebrating spring; songs connected with drinking and gambling. And who doesn’t love a naughty song?  No matter how […]