Voices of Music presents concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area on original instruments.
With an online audience of over 33 million viewers, Voices of Music is the most popular Early Music ensemble in the United States, and one of the most popular Classical music ensembles in the world.
Hear the music of Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell and Corelli performed on period instruments.
Visit our YouTube channel to view our free, online digital library of recorded performances.
Voices of Music and the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will co-present a concert version of Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas. Circa 1688, Purcell’s only opera was performed at Josiah Priest’s Girls School in Chelsea, London. No musical score survives from this performance; this concert is a recreation of what may have been heard at this time. The libretto was written by English poet laureate Nahum Tate. Voices of Music is directed by Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, the San Francisco Girl’s Chorus is directed by Valérie Sainte-Agathe.
Soloists: Jesse Blumberg and Mindy Ella Chu.
Hailed for their passion, artistry and technical brilliance, Voices of Music is currently the most popular Early Music ensemble in America. Under the leadership of Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, San Francisco based Voices of Music performs music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and baroque eras, drawing upon the many sources of historical performance practice. Our ensemble members are some of the finest musicians in the world.Voices of Music is a pioneer in digital technology for the arts. Since 2007, they have been building an online library of music from our concerts, free for anyone to see: their videos have reached 32 million viewers. They have released more than 300 videos, many of which are being used in classes at high schools, colleges and universities across the world. Their music appeals to people of all ages, and they are especially delighted that their largest online audience in now aged 18–34.Voices of Music offers a Concert Series with performances in Berkeley, Palo Alto and San Francisco. In addition to concerts, they offer highly innovative and successful outreach programs, including the Young Artists Program, the Bach Competition, the Junior Recorder Society and the Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra.
Stunning vocal range, flexibility, drama, and power are among the hallmarks of the 39-year-old San Francisco Girls Chorus Premier Ensemble, recognized as one of the world’s most widely known and respected vocal ensembles for youth. Under the direction of composer-performer Lisa Bielawa and Music Director & Principal Conductor Valérie Sainte-Agathe, the Premier Ensemble has achieved an incomparable sound that underscores the unique clarity and force of impeccably trained treble voices fused with expressiveness and drama.