VNC Selected for MPR 2016 Taste of the Holiday CD
This is the second year in a row that VNC has been chosen to be included on this coveted CD.
MRAC Awards Vox Nova $5,000 Community Arts Grant for 2016 Season
Vox Nova Chorale will present its fourth season of music with free concerts July 30, 7:30 p.m., and July 31, 3 p.m., at St. Mary’s Chapel, 2260 Summit Ave., St. Paul. “Celebrating Women Composers” will feature musicians from Midwest colleges and the local choral community performing choral music of women composers such as Barnwell, Betinis, Hagen, Mendelssohn, and Parker, plus new works from rising local composers. Scroll to bottom of the page to download the complete news release.
Fresh Talented Fields--MPR Spotlight Fall 2015
Vox Nova is a summer choral ensemble directed by Vicki Peters. The participants in Vox Nova are involved in all aspects of the choral art. Some conduct, some compose, some hone their skills as choral music teachers. "Rejoice O Virgin" from the Rachmaninov Vespers and Brahm's "Open Wide the Heavens" are highlights from this summer's Vox Nova experience.
VNC Receives Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Community Arts Grant
Vox Nova Chorale received $5,000 through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for On the Horizon, two free concerts of classical choral music and original new compositions, in collaboration with three nationally known clinicians who will work with the young emerging singers and composers. Concerts will take place in August 2014 in Roseville and St. Paul. Presenting the check was Representative Alice Hausman (left). Receiving the check were Bill Haugen (center) and Vicki Peters (right).
The grants were awarded through a competitive process with funds from an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and/or the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment. The organizations and projects chosen demonstrate both strong artistic quality and a connection to a community.
2013 Inaugural Season
"Saturday-Sunday: One element missing from this land of 10,000 choirs has been a place where some of the top singers from the state's college choirs can meet up with professional singers, conductors and composers to sharpen their skills. This summer, Vox Nova Chorale has stepped into that breach, becoming for choral singers something like what Colorado's Aspen Festival and School is for orchestral musicians. With a leader like former Summer Singers conductor Vicki Peters and clinicians like the Singers' Matthew Culloton and the National Lutheran Choir's David Cherwien, it's probably sounding pretty good."
-- Rob Hubbard - St Paul Pioneer Press