Our 43rd Season Grand Finale concert – Shadows, Visions and Dreams –  will present the premiere of a commission by our own Eric Tuan,  along with a program of leading-edge vocal music from diverse voices including Aftab Darvishi, Jens Ibsen, Tania León, and Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate.

Saturday June 18, 7 PM Pacific time- we’re on the concert series at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Walnut Creek Come in person or sign up to watch the LIVE STREAM! Click here for Walnut Creek tickets. 

Sunday June 19, 4 PM Pacific time at Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco. Click here for San Francisco tickets.

  • In the Rain Shadow, from Mary Austin’s book about the Owens Valley, by Bay Area composer/conductor/educator (and former Volti tenor) Eric Tuan *Volti Commission, World Premiere
  • Visions of a Child, by Jerod Impichchaachaaaha’ Tate, inspired by and dedicated to the Pueblo Indian people of New Mexico
  • Rezos (Dreams), by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León, setting texts by Jamaica Kincaid
  • And the world stopped, lacking you, by Iranian composer Aftab Darvishi, setting a 1916 poem by the British pacifist poet Vera Brittain
  • How god comes to the soul, by Bay Area composer Jens Ibsen, setting a text by the medieval mystic Mechthild von Magdeburg.

Stay with us!  Things are interesting, and both music and Volti are unstoppable.



Bob Geary
Artistic Director


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Paradise: IV. Lullaby

Paradise: IV. Lullaby

Paradise: IV. Lullaby by Shawn Crouch “Paradise” was originally composed for Chanticleer in 2009. Shawn Crouch substantially revised it for Volti in 2013. “Paradise” is based on the poems of poet Brian Turner, an Iraq War veteran, whose moving accounts of the war are...

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Songs of Lowly Life: No. 4. Lullaby

Songs of Lowly Life: No. 4. Lullaby

Songs of Lowly Life: No. 4. Lullaby by Stacy Garrop “Songs of Lowly Life” (2011) was the result of Volti’s third commission to Stacy Garrop. Stacy chose to set five poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African-American poet to gain national and international...

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The Tower and the Garden

The Tower and the Garden

LCCE + Volti perform Gregory Spears - The Tower and the Garden The Tower and the Garden is a deep meditation on themes of humanity and the environment, composed by Gregory Spears for voices and string quartet, with texts by Thomas Merton, Denise Levertov, and Keith...

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Gratitude sutra

Gratitude sutra

Gratitude sutra by Forrest Pierce Thoughts about “Gratitude Sutra” from composer Forrest Pierce:  During a period of grief, I found myself unable to compose. The work I had been attempting, a setting of St. Francis of Assisi’s Cantico delle Creature, required too much...

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