Come Sing with Voci!

Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr. Anne Hege, will be holding auditions for experienced choral singers in all voice parts through Sept. 9.

Voci is a 24-voice, auditioned ensemble, which performs classical music from a wide variety of historical periods. Now in its 24th year, Voci is considered one of the finest choral groups in the Bay Area. Voci promotes and commissions music for and by women.

Voci rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 PM in Orinda. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, Aug.. 19.

Fall concert dates are October 18, November 14 and 21.

For the fall concert, Voci will look to the heavens, performing works revolving around the sun, moon, and stars--including songs by Maurice Durufle, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Fanny Mendelssohn, Chen Yi, Zoltan Kodaly, Orlando di Lasso, Monteverdi, and Voci’s composer-in-residence, Ann Callaway.

The audition consists of the performance of a prepared solo piece a cappella and short ear-training and sight-singing exercises

For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact artistic director Anne Hege at [email protected].

To learn more about Voci, visit

Founded in 1991, Voci is recognized as one of the finest choral groups in the Bay Area and particularly known for its theme-based, adventurous programming. Voci champions music for and by women. Through its annual commissioning and mentoring program, New Works Project, Voci commissions new works by both mid-career and developing local women composers.

Last March, Voci gave a featured performance in the “She Sings” national women’s a cappella festival in Oakland.

This is Artistic Director Dr. Anne Hege's third year with Voci. Born in Oakland, CA, Dr. Anne Katherine Hege began her musical studies singing with the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir and the Oakland Youth Chorus. She completed her BA studies in music at Wesleyan University, and a masters in composition at Mills College. Last spring, she completed her PhD in Music Composition at Princeton University where she studied the role of the body in musical performance. She has founded and directed various vocal ensembles including the Albany Community Chorus (California), Cuatro Vientos (Mexico City), and Celestial Mechanics (New Jersey). Anne performs as a vocalist, composer, improviser, and electronic musician in her performance duo, New Prosthetics, the laptop ensemble, Sideband, and for the Carrie Ahern Dance Company. She currently enjoys directing Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble, teaching at Holy Names University, working with the Piedmont East Bay Children's Concert Choir, and directing music at Lake Merritt United
Methodist Church.

Edna Yeh (Huelsenbeck) joined Voci as Assistant Conductor and singer in
Spring 2008. She is the founder and former director of the Pacific Women's
Chorus in San Diego and Concentus Women's Chorus in Rochester, New York.
Edna currently serves as Assistant Conductor for Sacred & Profane Chamber
Chorus, and performs with The Dulcet Four, an a cappella group performing
repertoire from the Great American Songbook and other classics. She
previously served as Interim Director for the University Section Club Chorus
at UC Berkeley and Interim Assistant Director of the San Diego Master
Chorale. Edna received her Master of Music degree from the University of
Texas at Austin, where she studied conducting with Morris Beachy and Craig
Hella Johnson.

Accompanist Kate Campbell performs frequently as a soloist, chamber
musician, and accompanist specializing in 20th and 21st century music. She
has worked with many leading composers and ensembles, including Pulitzer
Prize winners David Lang and Steve Reich. In addition to being the
accompanist for Voci, she is the pianist for the San Francisco Contemporary
Music Players. She is also the pianist in the chamber ensemble REDSHIFT.
With REDSHIFT, she will continue a guest-artist residency at California
State University East Bay, premiering works by faculty and student
composers. Other freelance projects include performances with the New Keys
concert series, Hot Air Festival, and the Switchboard Music Festival. She is
also proud to be on the team of organizers for the Omaha Under the Radar
Festival in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. She can be heard on New
Amsterdam Records. Kate teaches privately in her home studio in Oakland, CA.

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Audition Level:
Ensemble Types:
$200 per season
Performances Per Year:
Experience Required:
very experienced, advanced choral singers
Ensemble Size:
24 voices