VOICES March 6, 2016 historical recreation of the Duruflé Requiem on the 45th anniversary of its performance in Trinity Cathedral,Trenton,NJ. Photo: Lee Whiteman
VOICES 30th Season!
The Music Comes Through:
A Celebration of Ken Guilmartin's 50 Years of Composing
Ken Guilmartin, famous among families around the world as the founder of the Music Together® early childhood music curriculum, will celebrate 50 years of composing with unique benefit concerts in November.
Thursday, November 10, 7:30 PM, Concert
Sunday, November 13, 3:00 PM, Concert with Reception
Music Together, 225 Hopewell-Pennington Road, Hopewell, NJ
Guilmartin’s scores include numerous music theatre, opera, and choral works, as well as jazz, blues, and electronic music. Among Guilmartin’s numerous off-Broadway and regional theatre credits is his score for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which toured for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and was produced by John Houseman’s The Acting Company. An excerpt of this work will be performed as part of the concert program.
The program will also include concert versions of excerpts from Guilmartin’s jazz-inflected, theatrical oratorio, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, based on the work of William Blake, and Guilmartin’s opera, The City of Gypsies, with a libretto of poetry by Federico García Lorca in English translation, arranged by the composer. Excerpts from a work-in-progress, The Music Comes Through, inspired by Guilmartin’s encounters with ancient Celtic and contemporary Irish music and culture, will also be included.
Proceeds from the two concerts will be donated to VOICES. The Chorale will perform, alongside professional musicians and instrumentalists, including principal soloists Mary Ellen Assue, Gerry Dignan, Micah Isley, Robert Kramer, Jennifer Brader Moskal, and William Walker.
Thursday's Concert: $25 in advance ($30 at the door)
Sunday's Concert with Reception: $50 in advance ($60 at the door)
Christmastide: The Festive Classics
Lyn's favorite Christmas music with Rochelle Ellis
soprano and the Trenton Children's Chorus
Dec.11, 2016 3 pm Hopewell Presbyterian Church
Dec.17, 2016 3 pm* Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Trenton *This concert is free and open to the public
Dec.18, 2016 3 pm Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Of The Spirit
VOICES Chorale presents the rarely performed four-hand piano version of Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms.
The College of New Jersey Chorale, John Leonard, conductor, joins VOICES for selected movements and featured spirituals.
Concert: April 8, 2017 4 pm Mayo Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
To Comfort the Human Spirit: Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem and Randall Thompson's Frostiana
VOICES and orchestra perform two major works about the human spirit. This concert celebrates the conclusion of Lyn Ransom's 30 years as VOICES Founder, Music Director and Conductor.
Concert: June 16, 2017, 8 pm Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ
VOICES is an auditioned chorus and chamber ensemble group of amateur and professional singers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. VOICES mission is to deepen the public appreciation of vocal music by performing outstanding choral music at a high artistic level and by supporting the creation of new works. VOICES is proud to hold the annual Children's Composer Project, where we encourage young musicians age 5-12 to compose music and lyrics that is performed by VOICES. We support diversity in music by collaborating with groups such as the Trenton Children's Choir and The Absalom Jones Inspirational Choir of Trinity Cathedral in Trenton, New Jersey. Our outreach choir performs in facilities for the mentally and physically disabled.
VOICES, INC. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation organized in the State of New Jersey. Donations to VOICES, INC. are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Our ticket sales cover only about one third of VOICES expenses: there are many ways you can support VOICES. Go to SUPPORT VOICES. VOICES is supported in part by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funding from the Mercer County Executive and the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.