Voices (then the CHCC) Celebrated 30 Years with 2010-11 Season
Long dedicated to bringing beautiful choral music to the town of Chapel Hill and the surrounding communities, Voicescelebrated its 30th anniversary with “A Season of Roses.” Exhilarating choruses and bouquets of beautiful roses adorned the concert hall when Voices presented two holiday performances entitled, “There is No Rose of Such Virtue����������� featuring works by John Rutter, William Mathias, John Joubert, and Stephen Chatman. The ever-popular Carolina Brass and renown organist Dr. Susan Moeser joined the choir is these concerts.
Cantari, our select vocal ensemble, offered “A Christmas Rose” featuring a cappella repertoire from the 15th to the 21st centuries including composers Gabrieli, Praetorius, Richard Rodney Bennett, Hugo Distler, and Stephen Chatman.
In May, Voices��welcomed Swedish composer Steve Dobrogosz for the US premier of his new composition, “My Rose: A Shakespeare Oratorio.” Having the composer on hand to coach rehearsals and to perform as jazz pianist in the orchestra was a special treat for singers and audience alike.
Cantari’s all-American spring program, “I Am the Rose of Sharon,” wound its way through familiar tunes and settings to contemporary expressions of our heritage with selections by William Billings, Stephen Foster, and Stephen Paulus, to name just a few.
Wine and Roses Event
We invited many Friends of Voices to an elegant event at the Siena Hotel in honor of our long-time supporter and advisor Ms. Florence Peacock. In addition to a lovely musical program performed by Florence and Cantari, our guests enjoyed wine and roses, scrumptious appetizers and desserts, and viewed a video detailing the history and vision of the chorus.
Looking back to the 25th anniversary
In the fall of 2005, Voices (then CHCC) commemorated the 25th anniversary of the chorus by commissioning a new choral work by American composer, Gwyneth Walker. Dr. Walker’s 3-part composition for brass, percussion, piano, and chorus, �������Together In Song,������������� captured the spirit of community choruses across our nation. Published by ECS Publishing, and dedicated to Voices, “Together in Song” has been performed by choruses far and wide, thus sending ripples of pride in amateur singing out into the world.
Recognized for musical excellence, Voices is an organization open to qualified singers who desire to bring the beauty of choral music to our community and beyond.
It is the mission of Voices to foster and share the art and joy of choral music, enriching and educating our community through excellent performances of music from diverse cultural and historical periods.
Our Board Members
Jane Thurston (’14) President
Diane Jones (’13) Vice president, Ticket Coordinator
Cathy Burt (’14) Treasurer, Finance Committee
Sarah Miller (’13) Secretary, Concert Programs
Allison Hulchanski (’14) Publicity
Dan Daniel (’14) CDs
Laura Linnan (’13)��Long/Short Term Development
Eric Dashman (’15) Long Term Development
Lloyd Frick (’15) Facilities
Dan Poirier (’15) Internet, interim Membership
1 open position (’13)
1 open position (’15)
Sue Klausmeyer��Conductor/Artistic Director(ex officio)
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A Brief History
Most community choruses begin with a group of people who want to sing… and someone with the vision and ability to lead them. This organization is no exception… read more.