“Aim High” presents issues and music created in response to gun crimes

Posted on Sep 24, 2019 by

The annual fall concert is part of the choir’s commitment to presenting community engagement programming on a topical issue that affects the region. Past issues have dealt with topics such as sex trafficking, suicide, and homelessness. The goal of the programming is not to reach conclusions, but to have a respectful discussion of all sides of the issue, then frame the emotions within powerful, choral music. Almost 42% of Americans live in a household with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Composer in Residence: Elaine Hagenberg

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 by

On Sunday, October 7, composer Elaine Hagenberg will visit Appleton and the newVoices rehearsal to work with the chorus on her piece, “O Love.” The choir will perform this melodic work in our upcoming concert “Please Stay: Listen. Hope. Care. Prevent Suicide.” Having a composer work with us directly is a true treat and Elaine shares some of her thoughts regarding the collaboration between composer, conductor and singers. newVoices: What does the composer bring to rehearsal/performance versus […]

Please Stay: taking the message out of the concert hall

Posted on Sep 21, 2018 by

As part of the choir’s commitment to community-based programming, newVoices is taking the music and the message outside of the concert hall to reach a larger audience this fall. In conjunction with artistic programming, the choir is hosting several public events around the issue of suicide. The St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation is the choir’s education partner and has provided educational information on suicide and suicide prevention for the singers and the community. Community partners and […]

Please Stay: a personal reflection

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 by

This blog post is reprinted with the permission of the author, Jenn Leahy, who sings with newVoices. We thank her for sharing her honest expression of the struggles she has personally faced.  If any of my choir friends are reading this, the title has meaning for them. “Please Stay” by Jake Runestad is a song that the choir I am in is performing this fall (I’ll leave a link to a video below). Our content […]

We’re taking Rutter on the road

Posted on Apr 1, 2018 by

As part of our U.S. Venture Masterworks Series, newVoices and the Fox Valley Symphony are holding a series of workshops for area youth to coincide with the April 28 performance. The workshops are funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and will take place April 3-12 at Valley area locations. The programs combine active learning with live demonstrations to show how classical music can be a catalyst for discussion […]

Green Bay Concert Sold Out!

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 by

Thanks for all your fantastic response–“Christmas at the Cathedral” is sold out! If you still have plans to experience our memorable Christmas concert, tickets remain for both performances of “Christmas at the Chapel” at the Lawrence University Chapel. Two performances at 2:00 and 7:30 on Saturday, Dec. 16. Purchase tickets at this link.