The art and science of happiness

For 20 years, Voces Novae has been changing the way we interact with choral music through engaging concerts that challenge the singers and audiences.

On May 13, 2017, we celebrated our 20th anniversary with a program about the Art and Science of Happiness. The choir sang a program of Eric Barnum, Hildegard von Bingen, Janequin, choir member Cindy Kallet, Rossini, Whitacre, and Pharrell Williams. Afterwards, we celebrated with food, drink, activities to encourage scientifically-proven ways to boost happiness, and a display of programs from Voces Novae's first 20 years.

Other recent news and events:

  • Watch for upcoming events next season. We're working on a program about Indiana writer Kurt Vonnegut.

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

  • Lew Wallace: the most interesting person you've never heard of. February 26, 2017. Songs, stories, and s'mores.  Music by Stucky, Van, Billy Joel, and more. Professional storytellers from the Bloomington Storytellers Guild.

  • 100 years of Indiana state parks. September 24 and 25, 2016. An installation of song, spectacle, and performance in collaboration with choreographer Selene Carter honoring the centennial of state parks in Indiana. This outdoor program at Spring Mill's Pioneer Village included the beautiful music of Bloomington composer Malcolm Dalglish, accompanied by Dalglish on hammer dulcimer with IU dance students performing.

  • Learn more about past programs >>

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Flight of the Bumblebee from our Superheroes! program


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