Effective date for entry: 8/24/2015
P.O. Box 584
Belfast, ME 04915
VoXX (Voice of Twenty), formerly known as Ave Maris Stella, is a highly regarded a cappella vocal ensemble based in midcoast Maine that performs varied programs of mostly early music. Repertoire covers a wide range of time periods (from Medieval through Twentieth Century) and styles (from chant to polyphony and far beyond). The group brings unusual works to Maine audiences, yet more familiar music by such renowned composers as Byrd, Dufay, Monteverdi, Palestrina, and Josquin is a large part of the repertoire. The ensemble has recently delved into settings by contemporary composers such as Samuel Barber, the Hungarian Lajos Bardos, Maurice Duruflé, Morten Lauridsen, Arvo Pärt, Francis Poulenc, and John Tavener. In addition to the expected liturgical works, VoXX delights in the challenges of Sephardic songs, madrigals, and selections from such far-flung locales as Corsica and the country of Georgia.
VoXX has performed as part of the VanderKay Summer Music Series in Blue Hill, at Belfast by the Bay and as part of St. Margaret's Church Music Series in Belfast, and at various venues around Maine including Merrill Auditorium in Portland, the Henry Knox Mansion, the Camden Opera House and Public Library, St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Camden (the group's "home" venue), St. Denis Catholic Church in Whitefield, First Church and the Free Library in Belfast, Elán Fine Arts Gallery in Rockport, and as part of the Rockland Public Library's music series.
VoXX is a collaboratively run, all-volunteer organization, with no paid music director or other staff. Members are encouraged to contribute their skills and time toward leading the group and shaping its direction. Qualified members take turns to teach, lead, and conduct the group in musical selections.
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Chorus contact Person: Charlie Grey, Librarian-co director, tel: 207-338-9506
Data last updated: 2015-08-25 02:50:07U.
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