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!
As the world shelters, desktops and homescreens become our stage.
Tune in. Zone out. Turn up the Volti!
OUR VOICES ARE SCATTERED. OUR HEARTS ARE FULL.
OUR MUSIC LIVES ON . . . AND ONLINE!
Volti – Singing without a net since 1979
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...
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...
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...
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...