2020-2021 Online Season





Tickets are now available for our 2020-2021 Online Season. It's fabulous.

Introducing Voices of Music 2020–21 Online Season

Voices of Music is known for the exceptional caliber of its award-winning performances and the world-wide reach of its high-definition
concert videos. As performers, we miss our live audiences, so even though you are not yet be able to come hear us in concert,
we have decided to bring our performers to you!

We are pleased to introduce a special, one-of-a-kind online streaming program for 2020–2021: a series of talks and interviews
with internationally acclaimed performers in historical performance. Our program will share rare insights into how our specialists
prepare for and interpret the music they perform. You will meet virtuosos, conductors and VoM’s own music directors — all hosted
with the warmth and generosity of a live VoM event.
Audience members may subscribe to all eight events in the series, or choose individual events of interest. Ticket buyers receive
a private link to the Zoom webinars, and will also receive (afterwards) a private link where they can view the recorded discussion
at their convenience for two months after the date of initial broadcast.
Subscribers will additionally receive invitations to several subscriber-only events.

In the event that it is possible to hold in person concerts, we will go ahead with our March 26-28, 2021, performances,
but safety is our number one concern.



From Manuscript to Filmed Performance

Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler


I. October 11, 2020, 11AM PDT
From Manuscript to Filmed Performance
Lecture by Voices of Music Directors
Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler

How do we decide to perform the music that we’re performing for our concerts?
Where do we find the manuscripts? What kind of musicological decisions
do we make? What steps do we need to take before we
film our, performances, and why?
What is the rehearsal process like? What does a filming day look like?
A behind the scenes look at how Voices of Music
creates their award-winning programs.





Nic McGegan

Nicholas McGegan


II. October 25, 2020, 11AM PDT
Bach and the Dance Lecture by Nicholas McGegan, Music Director Laureate
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

Much of Bach's music is based on the rhythms of the court dances of his day,
not just in the Suites and Partitas with named dance movements but also,
less obviously, in the Cantatas and Passions. This talk aims to show how
deep this vein of the dance runs in his music. In addition, what characters
each type of dance had for musicians of the Baroque period.




The Art of the Countertenor

Christopher Lowrey



III. November 15, 2020, 11AM PT
The Art of the Countertenor: Interview with Christopher Lowrey
In this interview, internationally renowned countertenor
Christopher Lowrey talks about the challenges and adventures
of singing baroque opera as well as his wide ranging recital repertory.




Women directors

Women Directors (left to right):
Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Rachel Podger,
Chloe Kim and Hanneke van Proosdij

Extra Event: November 22, Virtual round table discussion
Perspectives: Women Directors and the intersectionality
of race, gender and disability

Join us for a round table about the challenges and hurdles women
music directors experience today. With Chloe Kim, Artistic Director
of the Music for the Pause Festival in Victoria, BC; Rachel Podger,
Artistic Director of the Brecon Baroque Festival and Brecon Baroque
in the UK; Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director of the San Francisco
Girls Chorus, and Hanneke van Proosdij, Co-Director of Voices of Music.
This event is free; please register here.





Laura Risk: Fiddle tunes

Laura Risk



V. December 20, 2020, 11am PT
Fiddle Tunes Across the North Atlantic
Lecture by Laura Risk, performance faculty McGill University

From the earliest beginnings, fiddle tunes were one of the most popular
forms of music and dance. Hundreds of books of these tunes were
published as well as handed down through oral tradition. In this lecture,
musicologist-performer Laura Risk shows how these
traditions travelled across the Atlantic.






Robert Mealy Juilliard415

Robert Mealy



VI. January 10, 2021, 11AM PT
The State of the Arts
Interview with Robert Mealy,
Director of Historical Performance at Juilliard

Robert Mealy talks about his wide ranging experiences in Early Music performance,
which include medieval, renaissance, baroque and beyond.





Bruce Dickey: The Cornetto

Bruce Dickey


VII. January 24, 2021, 11AM PT
The Cornetto’s Last Gasp?
Some Surprising 18th-Century Moravian Discoveries
Lecture by Bruce Dickey, emeritus professor Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

In this lecture Bruce Dickey talks about his recent discovery of the incredible
trove of 18th century works written for St. James Church in Brno, Moravia.
Bruce will speak about this unknown late repertoire for cornetto, about the
organization of the musical chapel, and the succession of choirmasters
responsible for the music from 1700 to 1815. He will feature two fascinating
works with one cornetto and two trombones: The Nepomuk Mass and a Requiem
by Peregrino Gravani from well into the second half of the century.




Lisandro Abadie: the learned musician

Lisandro Abadie


VIII. February 7, 2021, 11AM PT
Postcards from the past Interview with Lisandro Abadie,
performance faculty Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

International opera star and scholar Lisandro Abadie talks about his career
on the cutting edge of historical performance and his work in training singers
in the Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.






Rotem Gilbert: A Mighty Wind

Rotem Gilbert


IX. March 7, 2021, 11AM PT
A Mighty Wind; renaissance wind instruments
Lecture by Rotem Gilbert, professor USC Thornton School of Music

Early Music superstar Rotem Gilbert talks about all the fabulous
wind instruments from the renaissance that she plays and has
researched extensively in literature and iconography.