Celebrate Peace with Voci Women’s Ensemble this Saturday
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland
Join Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble for the final performance of our December concert – Season of Peace – interweaving Christian and Jewish musical traditions to bring us together in the spirit of the holiday season. An audience member who saw last week’s performance called it the best yet!
In collaboration with harpist Meredith Clark, we present Benjamin Britten’s beloved masterpiece, A Ceremony of Carols, along with other works for women’s chorus and harp. We surround this masterwork with inspiring settings of traditional Hebrew texts by Joseph Spivak, Sherry Kosinski and Sheryl Kaskowitz, as well as medieval and renaissance jewels by Hildegard von Bingen and little-known woman composer, Sulpitia Cesis (b.1577). Also including a premiere of ‘Dans les ombres de la nuit’ by Artistic Director Mitchell Covington.
This fall’s concerts mark the 16th year of Voci’s ‘Voices in Peace’ concert series. Begun in 2001, this fall tradition offers stunningly beautiful music to calm and inspire us on a path to peace.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 4:00 PM
St Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue, Oakland
Additional concert details and parking information at www.vocisings.org/events.php.
$25 suggested donation at the door
FREE for children between 6 and 12
Available at the door; or online from brownpapertickets.com or www.vocisings.org
Information: (510) 531-8714
Founded in 1991, Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble is recognized as one of the finest choral groups in the Bay Area. The Ensemble continues to thrive 27 years later, holding fast to its mission of championing music written for women and by women, from all parts of the world and every century. Voci is dedicated to musical excellence in the performance of new and innovative music, as well as treasured repertoire within the classical choral tradition. It enjoys a reputation among Bay Area audiences and critics as one of the finest choral groups in the area, lauded for its adventurous programming and elegant, passionate sound. Voci has performed with a wide range of artists and choruses at concerts, festivals and benefits and has commissioned and premiered new works from nationally- and internationally-recognized composers.
In response to the events of 9/11, Voci began to dedicate its fall season programing to the theme of peace. Drawing on a wide range of repertoire for women’s voices, these concerts have aimed to inspire us on the path of peace in the spirit and harmony of the holiday season. This season marks Voci’s 16th Voices in Peace concert, offering soothing and soul-filling music to nurture us during these anxious and challenging times.
“The Voci ensemble is the most creative gift musically…would that it could be broadcast to the world and people listened. It would bring peace and understanding among nations.”
–Fall 2017 concert attendee
Read more at www.vocisings.org.