Voices of Ascension Renaissance Concert
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May 21, 2015 at 8:00pm

Young Artists Program

Click above to learn more about the talented young soloists performing with Voices of Ascension this season. 

25 for 25 More - Matching Contributions

In this our 25th Anniversary season, the Board of Directors wants to make your gift go even further.  For the remainder of the season new or increased donations of $100 or more will be matched 

25th Anniversary Gala 

Thank you! You contributed over $55,000.

Many thanks to you and our Board of Directors for your extraordinary generosity. We also thank our musicians who donated their services, soloists Sarah Shafer, Devon Guthrie, Joseph Beutel and Renee Louprette, WQXR's host Elliott Forrest, and conductor and composer Gregg Smith, recipient of the inaugural award of the Perrin Prize for lifetime contribution to the arts.


VoA's Faure Requiem was recently described in the Wall Street Journal (2/11/15) as "richly colored, impressive, and beautifully balanced," Click Here to read the review! (Requires subscription to Wall Street Journal, PDF Version is available here.)

Click below to listen in on the rehearsal.  Complete recording will be available this summer.

Voices of Ascension welcomes dedicated patron Jeff Paley and Richard Gaddes, former General Director of Santa Fe Opera and Opera Theater of St. Louis, to the board of directors.

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 25-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.