Single Tickets go on sale September 15th
The 2015-2016 concert season will not be one to miss. With our renown Christmas Concert, Bach's Magnificat, the famed Durufle Requiem, an evening of music from the British Isles, and our annual Renaissance concert, there is something for everyone.

2015-2016 Annual Fund
Thank you! Your generosity during our 25th Anniversary season was remarkable. We produced concerts, made recordings, hosted a gala, showcased Young Artists and launched the Conductor Academy - all without a deficit.  Let's make 2015-2016 another success. Make your annual gift now.

2015-2016 Subscriptions are on sale now.
A subscription guarantees you a stunning seat at each of our five concerts, invitation to subscriber and donor open rehearsals, and reduces the overall cost of attending our performances. Subscribing early saves you money.

Young Artists Program

Click above to learn more about the talented young soloists performing with Voices of Ascension in recent  seasons.  Watch here for 2015-2016 artists.


Voices of Ascension is excited to introduce the newest members of our Administrative and Artistic team, Sonia Chou and Thomas Cunningham. 

Sonia Chou
Marketing &
Development Associate

A recent graduate of the University of Chicago, Sonia Chou has interned with the New York Youth Symphony, City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and UChicago’s Visual Resources Center. Sonia is excited to continuing working in the field of nonprofits, arts organizations, and extend her abilities from her academic and internship career. 

Thomas Cunningham
Assistant Conductor

American conductor and artistic director of Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra Thomas Cunningham joins Voices as Assistant Conductor. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, he is conductor of the Ripieno Ensemble in Bucks County, PA, and works regularly with The Princeton Festival, the Opera Slavica and The CoOPERAtive program. Thomas’ previous engagements include Bard SummerScape, Berkshire Choral Festival, Opera Forza, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and Westminster Opera Theater.Passionate about the American repertory, Mr. Cunningham is a strong proponent of the music of George T. Walker and William Grant Still. He is currently creating a symphonic suite of William Grant Still’s grand opera Troubled Island.

The Voices of Ascension Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Dennis Keene, presents some of the most consistently polished and satisfying choral performances in New York City.
— The New York Times

Dennis Keene led his Ascension Music Chorus and Orchestra in a performance that did Monteverdi’s complex, exquisitely harmonized choral writing full justice.

About Us

Voices of Ascension, under the artistic direction of Dennis Keene, is one of the world's premier professional choral ensembles. During its 26-year history, Voices of Ascension has produced an annual concert series heard by more than 75,000 New Yorkers, released Grammy-nominated recordings, and engaged in artistic collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, Mostly Mozart, José Limón, Mark Morris, Metropolitan Museum of Art and others. These performances have won acclaim for their 'sheer musical excellence' (NYT), the chorus for being the 'finest in American choral music' (Stereophile), and Keene as the 'leader most widely touted to pick up the mantle of Robert Shaw.' (NYT).

Recently described in the Wall Street Journal (2/1/15) as "richly colored, impressive, and beautifully balanced," Voices of Ascension singers are among the finest professional ensemble musicians in the United States. Their artistry and technical flexibility allow for exceptional performances of choral music of every period and style. The ensemble varies according to the works performed, usually ranging from 20 to 40 singers.