We’re Back!

Here we are in a new year.

What was:

Could it be that Volti’s performances of the music by Anne Hege and Danny Clay in the final months of 2020 was a harbinger of change, or perhaps part of the change itself?   

We are beyond those performances, and the solstice, and every day dawns earlier and brighter.   

What will be:

Our third mini-concert is upon us.  Please join us on Saturday, February 13, at 5:30 PM Pacific time for the première of “Interdependence,” a new piece by Joel Chapman. You probably know Joel as one of our Volti basses; this is the first time he has composed for us, but he has been active in the Bay Area choral and musical theatre scene for several years. In “Interdependence,” he explores some ideas about how the pandemic may have changed our ideas about how we are interconnected, how much isolation has made us discover the many ways in which we need one another.

And a bit later in the Spring we will hear the première of our fourth and final commissioned work of the season, by the composer/performer and media artist Pamela Z.  

We have learned a great deal in the past year.  Forces of nature and human nature have combined to give us an opportunity to experience making music and life itself in new and different ways.  Volti, like each of us, has adapted and become resilient and found ways to create.  Thank you for making this possible.



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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