Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence
The Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council is hosting Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence, a conference and festival celebrating the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut. Events take place May 10–12 in Bloomington on the IU campus and other Bloomington venues.
Voces Novae will perform as part of other warm-up acts for Father John Misty on Friday, May 11, 5:45pm, at Upland Brewing Co. We will sing the world premiere first movement from our commissioned Vonnegut requiem (Cary Boyce), And So It Goes (Billy Joel), and The Hymn of Acxiom (Vienna Teng). Single show tickets go on sale April 6. See the full schedule >>
Other recent news and events:
Dance Party Dance! February 10, 2018, at Harmony School gym. This family-friendly event featured choral waltzes, polkas, foxtrots, swing, Latin, Motown, rock-n-roll, and American Songbook favorites, a live band, a bake sale, dancing, and guest performances by members of the IU Music Theatre BFA program.
Team Spirit. November 5, 2017. Tailgate party followed by music by David Baker, Mendelssohn, Ockeghem, Poulenc, Sister Sledge, The Wailin' Jennys, and others.
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
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 >>
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.