Announcing VoA's 2018-2019 Choral Season

4 Concert Choral Subscriptions & 5 Concert Choral & Chamber Music Subscriptions ON SALE NOW!  Single Tickets on sale September 17, 2018

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We are excited and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from all who donated to VoA's Spring Challenge!

We are thrilled to report that we received 111 individual gifts, ranging from $5.00 to $10,000.00, for a grand total of $50,675.00!

Thank you so much for your generous, continued support, allowing the beautiful work of Dr. Dennis Keene and the VoA ensemble to continue!


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New York City is blessed with several major classical choral groups; each has its own distinct character, mission and strengths, determined by its founders, its current director, its governance structure and its financial resources. The Voices of Ascension is a leader among these groups.
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The Voices of Voices of Ascension

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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


Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra 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 28-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. Recent performances have been described as 'richly colored, impressive, and beautifully balanced' (Wall Street Journal) and 'inspired' (NY Times).

Dennis Keene, Artistic Director and Conductor of Voices of Ascension, is an internationally renowned conductor. Through his concerts and Grammy-nominated recordings with Voices of Ascension, regular guest appearances as conductor and teacher, and his work as Artistic Director of the Dennis Keene Choral Festival and Voices of Ascension Conductor Academy, he has become one of the preeminent figures in choral music today. Recipient of awards for exceptional artistry from The Juilliard School and Chorus America, Dr. Keene has also served on grants panels for the NEA and NYSCA as well as the board of Chorus America.