Voices is one of the Triangle’s oldest and most distinguished choral groups with a rich history spanning over four decades. Voices has grown from a small group of adult singers that performed with student choruses from Frank Porter Graham Elementary School and Phillips Middle School in 1980 to the thriving member-governed and operated choral group known for its high standard of excellence today.
Within our 120+ member Voices chorus, we have a select ensemble of around 16 people, Cantari, which sings mostly a capella music chosen by our artistic director. This ensemble sings with the larger Voices chorus and then steps down stage to showcase their own select pieces at a concert. Cantari rehearses its pieces separately from the larger Voices chorus. The whole Voices chorus performs a fall and spring concert each season. Many years, Voices Summer Chorus performs a theme-based concert typically featuring guest performers ranging from dancers to musicians to actors.
The mission of Voices is to foster, sustain, and share the art and joy of choral music and to enrich the Triangle community through excellent performances of music from diverse cultures and historical periods. Voices’ artistic director, Dr. Stephen Futrell, continues to exemplify this mission through the music chosen to perform, musical collaborations and community outreach.
Voices strives for musical excellence and welcomes qualified singers who share the same vision.