It’s now been more than a year since Volti’s last in-person concert. Daunted at first – as nearly everyone was – we rallied and continued to create new music.
Gratitude is the order of the day. You who have given us support as an audience willing to dive into the unknown waters of music and technology, and you who have supported us financially, have helped us weather the storm. Volti has made some wonderful new partnerships with composers and has expanded into video and new technologies to create music remotely and deliver it online.
We have presented beautiful and inventive new works by Anne Hege, Danny Clay, Joel Chapman, and Pamela Z. Now we’re planning an end-of-season online celebration, revisiting those four works and telling you some of our plans for next season.
We hope you will join us on Saturday July 17, at 5:30 PM Pacific time. Click here to reserve your tickets.
Stay with us! Things are interesting, and both music and Volti are unstoppable.
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Zone Out with some of the most beautiful and meditative choral music written in the 21st century.
We are excited to bring you new music again! Click here to find out about our next online concert.
OUR MUSIC LIVES ON . . . AND ONLINE!
Volti – Singing without a net since 1979
For her Volti commission in 2009, Yu-Hui Chang set two poems by the wonderful poet Billy Collins. Click on the link below to listen to the second of the set. The full piece - "Being: Two Collins Songs" - is on the Volti CD "House of Voices." The CD title is taken from...
Composer, singer, bandleader and recording artist TED HEARNE (b.1982, Chicago) draws on a wide breadth of influences ranging across music's full terrain, to create intense, personal and multi-dimensional works. Ted composed Privilege for Volti in 2009, when he was the...
Ecstatic Meditations: No. 4. How God Answers the Soul by Aaron Jay Kernis “Ecstatic Meditations” is a set of four pieces by Aaron Jay Kernis, with texts by the medieval mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg. The National Endowment for the Arts has named this work one of 75...
“Graffiti Canons” was inspired by graffiti images (as the title implies). It is particularly effective to listen to it while watching the accompanying slide show (YouTube link below). Volti “discovered” Robert Paterson when he was our young composer in residence under...
It’s highly unusual for Volti to sing music written in 1930, but when you listen to this you’ll understand why. We sang this piece at the Bard Music West festival in 2018, “The World of Henry Cowell.” Movement 1, To an Unkind God https://youtu.be/qsFVlKz__cg ...
Pandora's Gift by Mark Winges Pandora’s Gift is a 35-minute-long staged choral piece composed by Mark Winges, premiered in May 2015 at Z Space in San Francisco by Volti and Ensemble from the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. Libretto by Denise Newman; staging by...