Upcoming in 2018-19

Watch for a program on sanctuary, a partnership with Bloomington Symphony performing Amahl and the Night Visitors, and our full Vonnegut program in May 2019, including the full premiere of Vonnegut's Requiem.

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 >>

Dance Party Dance!

Dance Party Dance!

Saturday, February 10, 7pm, at Harmony School gym. Listen (and dance!) to beautiful music provided by the choir and a live band. This family-friendly event will feature choral waltzes, polkas, foxtrots, swing, Latin, Motown, rock-n-roll, and American Songbook favorites, a band, a bake sale, and guest performances by members of the IU Music Theatre BFA program.   You can enjoy this program sitting down or dancing! (Children 12 and under free.)

Team Spirit - A Concert & Tailgate

We are kicking off our 21st season with a program about Team Spirit! Wear your team bling, and show up for the tailgate dinner by David Cox at 6pm.

At 7pm, the choir and special guests will perform a short concert with music by David Baker, Mendelssohn, Ockeghem, Poulenc, Sister Sledge, The Wailin' Jennys, and others.

Sunday, November 5

Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington

2120 N Fee Ln, Bloomington, Indiana 47408 map >>

6pm: Optional pre-concert tailgate, includes dinner, $10 per person

7pm: Concert

Cost: We will be accepting a freewill offering after the concert

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The art and science of happiness on May 13

For 20 years, Voces Novae has been changing the way we interact with choral music through engaging concerts that challenge the singers and audiences. We'd love to hear your favorite concert memory!

We're celebrating our 20th Anniversary with a program about the Art and Science of Happiness at the Unitarian Universalist Church (2120 N. Fee Lane), Saturday, May 13 at Happy Hour (5pm).

The choir will sing a program of Eric Barnum, Hildegard von Bingen, Janequin, choir member Cindy Kallet, Rossini, Whitacre, and Pharrell Williams.

Afterwards, there will be a celebration with food, drink, activities to encourage scientifically-proven ways to boost happiness, and a display of programs from Voces Novae's first 20 years.

Tickets are $15, $10 for students and seniors.

Upcoming programs (updated):


  • February 26, 7pm:  Lew Wallace: the most interesting person you've never heard of, with songs stories, and s'mores.  Music by Steven Stucky, Jeffrey Van, Billy Joel and professional storytellers from the Bloomington Storytellers Guild.

  • May 13, 7pm: Come celebrate our 20th Anniversary with a program about the Art and Science of Happiness, including a Happiness Fair and a look back at 20 years of our unique programming.

Upcoming programs (save the dates)

Upcoming programs (save the dates):

February 26, 7pm: Lew Wallace: the most interesting person you've never heard of! Songs, Stories, and S'mores, with the Bloomington Storytellers Guild. Music by Barbara Strozzi, Billy Joel, Mozart, Jeffrey Van, and others, and stories about the Battle of Shiloh, Billy the Kid, Ben Hur, and the Red Sultan.

May 13, 7:00: Our 20th Anniversary program exploring Happiness, including a look back at past favorite Voces Novae programs.

Programs planned for next season

  • Join us at Spring Mill State Park, September 24 & 25 (times TBD), as we celebrate the 100th year of Indiana state parks.
  • In February 2017, we will tell the story of famed Indiana author Lew Wallace (Ben-Hur). 
  • In May 2017, look for our 20th Anniversary program exploring Happiness, including a look back at past favorite Voces Novae programs.

April 10: Supporting Players

Who is a star? And who is a supporting player? And who decides? 

Join us as we explore celebrity and notoriety. We will examine those in the shadow of brighter lights, extol the paragons who support us, and ask why we might choose to sing back-up to others and what we are willing to uphold.

With special guests Amanda Russo, mezzo soprano, and singers from the IU Musical Theatre BFA program.

Music by Antonia Bembo, Michael Daugherty, Norman Dello Joio, Josquin Desprez, Michael Haydn, Heinrich Isaac, Libby Larsen, Stephen Sondheim, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • Supporting Players
  • Sunday, April 10, 7pm
  • Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN
  • Admission $10/ $5 students and senior