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Voices Online - Listen Now
We are pleased to present the Fauré Requiem as our first recording for Voices Online, an initiative to provide free, high quality recordings of live concerts. We are excited to welcome students, educators, and audience members to enjoy the sound of Voices of Ascension.
We are pleased to welcome a new roster of VOA Young Artists to our 2015-2016 Choral Season! Click above to learn more about the talented young soloists performing with Voices of Ascension in recent seasons.
VOA Season 2016-2017: Christmas, Catalonia, the Classical Era, and more!
Voices of Ascension returns with a season of classics, favorites, and hidden treasures. Suffused with the warm glow of hundreds of candles, Voices of Ascension opens with the beloved Candlelight Christmas Concerts featuring young artists, traditional carols, and classic holiday melodies. Next, VOA returns to the classical era with works by Mozart and Haydn, friends and iconic composers. Our 27th season also includes Bach's St. John Passion and Music of the Sistine Chapel, punctuated with an exciting collaboration with CUNY Graduate Center in a performance of Enrique (Enric) Granados' Song of the Stars.
Grammy-nominated Voices of Ascension, founded in 1990 and directed by conductor Dennis Keene, presents exceptional performances of great works of music for chorus and orchestra. Over the course of its 26 year history, Voices of Ascension has produced an annual concert series, released Grammy-nominated recordings, and engaged in artistic collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, Mostly Mozart Festival, José Limón Dance, the Mark Morris Dance Group, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and others. These performances have won acclaim for their ‘sheer musical excellence’ (NY Times), the chorus for being the ‘finest in American choral music’ (Stereophile), and Dr. Keene as the ‘leader most widely touted to pick up the mantle of Robert Shaw’ (NY Times).
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.