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Seniors Sing

Seniors Sing

Tuesday was the first rehearsal in our partnership with the Canton Christian Home, in a new project called Seniors Sing. The project is a new community engagement program that fosters the creation of choirs in assisted living homes and senior centers.  Residents joined together with VOCI choristers for a wonderful time of singing. Accompanist Eleanor, Kear and VOCI member, Joann Smith are excited to be participating with the new choir. The choir will be performing on Wednesday, November 30th at 2:30 PM.

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VOCI Scholarship Auditions 2015!

Thrilling! Inspiring! Those are the words that come to mind as I think of the VOCI Scholarship Auditions that were held this past Sunday, May 3rd in Cable Recital Hall at the Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton.

Twenty-eight talented, young singers, representing eleven universities/music schools (Baldwin Wallace, Capital University, Cleveland Institute of Music, College of Wooster, Eastman School of Music, Malone University, Ohio University, University of Akron, University of Dayton, University of Toledo and University of Valley Forge) competed for six scholarships totaling $4,500.

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VOCI Feature Story on WKSU

VOCI was priveledged to have ML Schultze, award winning reporter for WKSU, write a feature story on our performances of the Civil War Cantatas and upcoming trip to Washington DC.

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Experience the Finest Italian Cuisine at the Historic Onesto

VOCI is partnering with the Onesto to offer you the pairing of a great concert and fine Italian cuisine. Chef Raphael Vaccaro brings a classic Italian buffet to the lobby of the Historic Onesto.
Tickets for the Civil War Cantatas and Italian Buffet Package are $33 for adults, tax and gratuity included. 

The Buffet will begin at 5:00pm on Sunday, March 8th between showtimes. You will have plenty of time after the 3:00pm performance or before the 7:30pm performance to sit and enjoy this delicious dinner.
Call the Box Office today - 330.452.4098 - to purchase your tickets to this fine dining event!

The menu includes:

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The 2nd VOCI Annual Auction & Fundraiser promises to Dazzle!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 'Diamonds are Forever' fundraiser on Saturday, February 21st. A fun time was had by all!

Don't miss out on all the DAZZLE of this year's Auction and Fundraiser, "Diamonds are Forever"! If you will be unable to attend the main event on February 21st, you can still support VOCI by bidding in our online Auction, which features a selection of items appearing at this year's silent auction and fundraiser.  Bids from the online auction will carry over to the fundraiser event on February 21.  Don't be outbid at the live event - place your best bid online for a chance to win!  

Highlighted items include:

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VOCI sings for Canton Charge

On December 30th, VOCI sang the National Anthem at the Canton Charge game. They sounded amazing! Singers, family and friends stayed and cheered the Charge on to a victory!
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VOCI commissioned choral work for 75th Anniversary Virtual Choir Video

VOCI commissioned a choral work by composer Matthew Morgan of Chicago for a Virtual Choir to commemorate their 75th Anniversary. VOCI chorus member and studio engineer, Nate Lockwood, produced the video which was part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration Concert on October 12th.

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Purchase Entertainment Book

Purchase your local Entertainment Book through this link and a portion of the sale will support Voices of Canton, Inc. We are proud to be celebrating 75 years of outstanding choral music in Stark County and we greatly appreciate your support!

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The "Many Voices" of VOCI

Nate Lockwood is among our newest members! Nate is a native of Massillon, Ohio and graduated from Washington High School in 2009. While at Massillon Nate was very involved in the music department including Washingtonians, the Massillon Tiger Swing Band and several roles in WHS musicals. His Freshman year was Loren Veigel's final year at Massillon, where Nate was in his Freshman Choir. Following High School he went to Capital University to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Music Technology. While at Capital he sang in the Chapel Choir under the direction of Dr. Lynda Hasseler and was a 4-year member of the Men's chorus "The Chordsmen" under the direction of renowned choral composer Craig Courtney.

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Voci invited to perform at National Gallery of Art

VOCI has been invited to perform the beloved Civil War Cantatas by Richard Bales at the National Gallery of Art in Washinton DC on April 12, 2015. The chorus will join the National Gallery of Art Orchestra for a presentation of both cantatas: "The Confederacy" and "The Union".

Download and explore the contextual notes on the Civil War Cantatas.

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