On March 6, 2016 Voices Chorale, conducted by former Music Director Lyn Ransom with David Enlow, organist, recreated the 1971 performance of the Duruflé Requiem at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton
Photo by: Lee Whiteman
Voices Chorale Wins 2017 National Award
The Education and Community Engagement Award
This award recognizes education and community engagement programs that expand a chorus’s role in its community. Successful programs demonstrate mission-based program development, viable music education, effective management and fiscal integrity, a commitment to artistic excellence, and collaborations that are sustainable, beneficial, and meaningful for all partners.
The 2017 Education and Community Engagement Award honors the best program by a chorus with a budget under $200,000, and goes to Voices Chorale of Pennington, New Jersey. The Chorale’s Young Composers Project has reached over 500 children aged 5-12 over its 29 years, developing generations of lifelong choral music lovers by encouraging young singers to write original compositions. Participants engage in a masterclass with a supportive professional composer who provides feedback to extend each child’s ideas, and all compositions are performed in a culminating concert with help from the Chorale.
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Voices Chorale's educational and community engagement programs are:
- The Young Composers Project
- The Choral Scholars Program
- The Assistant Conductor Internship
- Partners in Performance