We miss singing for you!

OK, this is different, and strange.  But it’s also a real opportunity for us to look at what we’ve been doing and to learn that nothing can be taken for granted.  All of us at Volti miss getting together with each other, and with you.

I’m sequestered with my wife Sue Bohlin in the woods outside the little village of Anchor Bay on the Mendocino coast – the picture is me on the deck off our living room. Being in the redwoods with access to the ocean for surfing is not something I can really complain about, but I sure do miss meeting with singers and puzzling our way through new scores and making discoveries.

So we’re doing what we can to keep in touch during this time of isolation. We hope you enjoy our musical offerings. Please do all you can to stay safe and healthy, and we hope to see you soon!

 

 

Bob Geary
Artistic Director

As the world shelters, desktops and homescreens become our stage.

Tune in.   Zone out.   Turn up the Volti!

Tune In to the music and lives of Volti singers with short videos and personal journal entries.

Zone Out with some of the most beautiful and meditative choral music written in the 21st century.

Turn Up the volume and get to know extended-length masterpieces from our albums and archives.

OUR VOICES ARE SCATTERED.   OUR HEARTS ARE FULL.

OUR MUSIC LIVES ON . . . AND ONLINE!

 

Volti – Singing without a net since 1979

ZONE OUT

“The Night House” by Yu-Hui Chang

“The Night House” by Yu-Hui Chang

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...

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Privilege Mvmt 5: We Cannot Leave

Privilege Mvmt 5: We Cannot Leave

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...

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Ecstatic Meditations: No. 4. How God Answers the Soul

Ecstatic Meditations: No. 4. How God Answers the Soul

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...

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TURN UP

Robert Paterson’s “Graffiti Canons”

Robert Paterson’s “Graffiti Canons”

“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...

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Ruth Crawford: Three Chants for Women’s Chorus

Ruth Crawford: Three Chants for Women’s Chorus

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  ...

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Pandora’s Gift

Pandora’s Gift

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...

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