Voces Novae commissioned a choral setting of Kurt Vonnegut's requiem text, a mass for the dead, with eight nationally recognized composers. The world premiere took place May 11/12 in conjunction with the Indiana University Arts & Humanities Council for the second annual Granfalloon. We’re now in the process of producing studio recordings of all 9 movements.
What We Do
Latin for new voices, Voces Novae is a chamber choir based in Bloomington, IN, whose mission is to use music, and the arts generally, to explore ideas that enrich and inform our daily experience.
Voces Novae has consistently placed the arts into unexpected or stimulating contexts and places, creating a fresh look at old masterpieces and presenting new works in the service of broad and interesting ideas.
Our first concert of the 2018-19 season explored the topic of Sanctuary, including a visit to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center and high tea at Clayshire Castle.
In December, we partnered with Bloomington Symphony to perform Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Our Vonnegut program on May 11 and 12, 2019, included the full premiere of Vonnegut: Requiem. Read more about the project >>
Other recent news and events:
Voces Novae's first concert of the 2018-19 season explored the topic of Sanctuary.
Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence. Voces Novae performed on May 11 at Upland Brewing Co. as part of Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence, a conference and festival celebrating the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut.
Voces Novae was featured in Bloom Magazine in honor of our 20th anniversary. Read the Bloom article >>
Learn more about past programs >>