Vox Nova Choral Consort is proud to present an expanded concert season to include twelve performances and themed, A SEASON OF SONG. The 2017-2018 season features three concert series with twelve performances by four chamber choirs and accompanied by members of the instrumental consort.
This season was inspired by the artistry of Ed Buonvecchio, Maine landscape painter. His paintings are featured in our media and are on display in a traveling gallery at each of our Four Seasons concerts. Buonvecchio’s full online gallery may be viewed at www.edbuonvecchio.com.
The musical repertory for this season is inspired by nature’s musical beauty as expressed through seasonal transformation and change. Concert performances are designed to illuminate and celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of each of the four seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.
The Four Seasons: Equinox and Solstice performed by Vox Nova Chamber Choir and INTIMA with concerts in November, January, April and June.
The Four Seasons – Concert Series
…..Autumnal Equinox, November 2017
…..Winter Solstice, January 2018
…..Spring Equinox, April 2018
…..Summer Solstice, June 2018
Members of the new Instrumental Consort will feature harp, classical guitar, flute, wind ensemble, oboe, string quartet and much more!
Among the specialty elements to enhance the concert experience are theatrical narration and a traveling art gallery of New England landscape paintings by artist Ed Buonvecchio.
Tidings of Joy performed by Consort Singers. Two festive concerts: Wintertide and Springtide in December and May featuring carols and dances. Actors, instrumental soloists and dancers will dramatize the concert themes and add spectacle and frivolity to these festive celebrations!
Journey to Awakening performed by the Youth Choir with concerts in January and June. Performances will feature simultaneous presentation of digital photography and theatrical narration designed and performed by high school artists.
Our next concert weekend is coming right up (January 20-21, 2018). Please join us for Winter Solstice!
Vox Nova Chamber Choir and Vox Intima present Winter Solstice, the second of four concerts in a series entitled, The Four Seasons.
Performances are Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM at The Franco Center, 46 Cedar St. in Lewiston and Sunday, January 21, at 3:00 PM at Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick.
The music for Winter Solstice heavily evokes both the wildness of nature and the cultivated aspects of the season. Stephen Paulus’ “Evensong” and “Auld Lang Syne” are seasonal while other pieces highlight the extreme beauty of northern landscapes. Ērik Eŝenvalds’ “Northern Lights,” Ola Gjeilo’s “Tundra,” “Winter Light” for chorus and string quartet by Michael Gandolf and John Muehleisen’s “Winter Light” create a vivid, wintry landscape for the audience.
Featured instrumental performers include Virginia Flanagan – harp, Sam Schuth – violin, Tracey Jasas-Hardel – violin, Evan Cuddy – Viola, Shannon Allen – Cello, Steven Weston – flute, Amy Maier – piano, and Peter Stuart – Trumpet.
Vox Nova Chamber Choir (Est. 2009) under the direction of Dr. Shannon M. Chase, champions the expansive body of modern and contemporary choral repertory. The Chamber Choir is comprised of 32 adult singers and Intima is a small group of 13 singers from within Vox Nova Chamber Choir.
Tickets may be purchased online in advance with a credit or debit card at www.voxnovachamberchoir.org and at the door. We accept cash, check and debit or credit card at the door via our box office.
General Admission: $20
College students with ID: $10
Children 18 and under accompanied by an adult: $10