"Reflections on Home"
Date: October 12, 2013
Location: California, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble, conducted by new artistic director, Anne Hege, presents, “Reflections on Home." This twelfth annual Voices in Peace concert explores home as a deeply evocative place that is remembered, imagined, and sometimes lost or left. Home is found not only in place but also in people, objects, words, sounds, smells, and feeling. Through the works of Ligeti, Debussy, di Lassus, Saint Saëns, Pärt, Ruth Crawford Seeger,and Felicia Sanders, home also emerges as a place of peace.
Saturday, November. 16, 8:00 pm
St. Mary Magdalen Parish
2005 Berryman Street
Sunday, November. 17, 4:00 pm
525 Bellevue Avenue
$25 Suggested donation at the door
FREE for children between 6-12
Available at the door or online at www.vocisings.com
Information: (510) 531-8714
The 2013-2014 season marks Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble’s 22st year— and the first under new artistic director, Anne Hege. Founded in 1991, Voci is recognized as one of the finest choral groups in the Bay Area. Voci champions music by women and for women and commissions new works by contemporary composers, especially from the San Francisco Bay Area. The group’s size of 20 voices conveys a poignant intimacy and allows for a deep, personal connection among chorus members and between chorus and audience. Voci’s commitment to musical excellence, unique mastery of style and technique, and adventurous and innovative programming have earned high praise from critics and choral musicians alike.
Voci’s new artistic director, Anne Hege, returns to her native Bay Area from Princeton University, where she will soon complete her PhD in Music Composition. Hege currently works as a vocalist, composer, improviser, and electronic musician, performing original works in her performance duo New Prosthetics, the laptop ensemble Sideband, and for the Carrie Ahern Dance Company. In 2000, she founded and directed the Albany Community Chorus, and she has led various sacred and secular vocal and performance ensembles in the SF Bay Area, Mexico City, New Jersey, and New York.