Latin for new voices, Voces Novae is a chamber choir based in Bloomington, Indiana, 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.



2019-20 season

Wednesday, September 25 we will sing one movement of Vonnegut: Requiem at Green Drinks Bloomington, Upland Brewery, 5:30 (we sing at 6:00)

Our first major concert is Haunted Bloomington at The Irish Lion Pub, Sunday October 27 at 5:30. Master storyteller David Matlack will narrate.

Voces Novae members will also be singing at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater before the Bloomington Symphony’s program on Friday, November 29.

Stay tuned for information about our program about the Six Degrees of Separation in early March, a Gender 2.0 Cabaret in early April, and the premiere in May of art videos created to Vonnegut: Requiem.

Vonnegut: Requiem

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, 2019, 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.

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Read the concert program

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 in May 2018 at Upland Brewing Co. as part of the inaugural Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence, a conference and festival celebrating the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut.

  • Our beloved director, Susan Swaney, is Project Jumpstart JSoM's Entrepreneur of the Month! Read more >>

  • Voces Novae was featured in Bloom Magazine in honor of our 20th anniversary. Read the Bloom article >>

  • Learn more about past programs >>

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