August 28, 2019

Holiday Concerts Planned By Voices Chorale

BACK IN REHEARSAL: David A. McConnell leads Voices Chorale as they prepare for the upcoming music season.

In its second season under the direction of David A. McConnell, Voices Chorale is preparing for holiday concerts taking place in December. The first rehearsal is Monday, September 9, and new prospective singers are welcome to join for warm-ups, listening, and experiencing rehearsal. Gathering and refreshments will begin at 7 p.m.

Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Music Together Worldwide, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell. Auditions for those who enjoy singing a varied repertoire including classical choral masterworks and contemporary music. Voices is especially seeking tenors and basses, but singers of all voice parts are welcomed to audition.

Auditions will be held prior to rehearsal on September 9, 16, and 23. Contact Audition Coordinator Jen Goings to arrange for a brief, stress-free audition at

This season’s holiday concerts will focus on the wonder of stars, and hopes and aspirations for peace with selections from well-known and new composers. Program highlights include Stars by Eriks Ešenvalds; The Bird of Dawning by Bob Chilcott; Can We Sing the Darkness to Light? by Kyle Pederson; And Peace on Earth by Bob Chilcott, performed in collaboration with the Princeton Children’s Girls’ Choir; a premiere by new composer Laurel Christensen; and new arrangements of established carols by Philip Stopford.

Concerts are Friday, December 20, at Pennington Presbyterian Church, and Saturday, December 21, at Trinity Episcopal Church. For more information, visit