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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. 

Young Artists Program

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.  


Jared Bybee

We are pleased to welcome award-winning baritone Jared Bybee to the Voices of Ascension stage at our Candlelight Christmas Concerts on December 20 and 21. Mr. Bybee is a fourth-year resident artist at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts, and has performed in venues such as Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and the Dutch National Opera. The California native also sings in recital with the George London Foundation, and was a apprentice singer at The Santa Fe Opera. 


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

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.