The Program notes for Bach's St. John Passion are live.
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Serenade to Music on Voices Online
Last April, Voices of Ascension presented music from the British Isles and works from the Sorel Medallion Choral Composition Contest. Listen to concert recordings of pieces by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Elgar, Parry, and Sorel composers Jocelyn Hagen, Martha Sullivan, and Dobrinka Tabakova.
Young Artists Program
Voices of Ascension works in partnership with prestigious conservatories and apprenticeship programs to bring the young artists to watch to our very own VOA stage. Be sure not to miss our 2017 roster of artists!
James Bassi's Quem Pastores Laudavere premieres at the Vatican
Congratulations to Mr. James Bassi, whose piece Quem Pastores Laudavere was performed at the Vatican's Midnight Mass on Christmas.
Mr. Bassi, whom many of you would know from our concerts, is a singer, composer, pianist, and music director. We are so proud of Mr. Bassi and honored to work with such talented and exceptional artists!
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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.