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Passion, Joy and Beauty: Britten, Poulenc and Fauré

Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble

Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble Passion, Joy and Beauty: Britten, Poulenc and Fauré

Passion, Joy and Beauty: Britten, Poulenc and Fauré

This fall Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble presents “Passion, Joy and Beauty: Britten, Poulenc and Fauré,” an ambitious program of exquisite 20th century music for women’s voices and organ, under the direction of Guest Conductor Robert Wells.

Join us as we bring to life Benjamin Britten’s inventive Missa Brevis in D, Francis Poulenc’s stunning Litanies à la Vierge Noire, Gabriel Fauré’s sublime Messe Basse, and other notable works by Maurice Duruflé and Emma Lou Diemer. All of these composers derived inspiration from Gregorian chant, cleverly reworking these medieval plainchants into innovative and beautiful new works.

Voci will be joined for these beautiful concerts by internationally acclaimed organist Jonathan Dimmock and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Concert Choir.

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When and Where
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:30 PM
St. Perpetua Catholic Church
3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 4:00 PM
St Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue, Oakland

$25 suggested donation at the door
$20 advance
$15 students
FREE for children between 6 and 12

Available at the door; or online from or
Information: (510) 531-8714


About Voci
Founded in 1991, Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Mitchell Covington Artistic Director, is recognized as one of the finest choral groups in the Bay Area. The Ensemble continues to thrive 28 years later, holding fast to its mission of championing music written for women and by women, from all parts of the world and every century. Voci is dedicated to musical excellence in the performance of new and innovative music, as well as treasured repertoire within the classical choral tradition. It enjoys a reputation for excellence among Bay Area audiences and critics, lauded for its adventurous programming and elegant, passionate sound. Voci has performed with a wide range of artists and choruses at concerts, festivals and benefits and has commissioned and premiered new works from nationally and internationally recognized composers.

This fall’s concerts mark the 17th year of Voci’s ‘Voices in Peace’ concert series. Begun in 2001, this fall tradition offers stunningly beautiful music to calm and inspire us on a path to peace.

“The Voci ensemble is the most creative gift musically...would that it could be broadcast to the world and people listened. It would bring peace and understanding among nations.”
—Fall 2017 concert attendee

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Additional Dates:
Sat November 23, 2019 4:00pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland

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