Founded in 1993, Voces Novae is a
choral ensemble of 55 selectively auditioned singers primarily from the
Louisville and Southern Indiana area. Founder, conductor and artistic director is Frank A. Heller III, and pianist Deborah Dierks is collaborative artist.
The Latin phrase “voces novae”
(new voices) reflects this mission and vision: “As a community uplifting the
human spirit by performing the finest in choral literature, we are dedicated to
awakening the highest musical artistry, providing a camaraderie that nurtures
our members' musical and personal development, and delivering a gift to our
audience that evokes the spirit with which we embrace our music.”
Voces Novae's regular season
includes three subscription concert performances. These feature contemporary
American music, including several world premieres, and an eclectic array of
works ranging from early chant to European classical to living modern
composers. In 2016-2017 the ensemble will also perform with the Louisville Orchestra in
Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, and will participate in the Concert Series of
the Madison (Indiana) Performing Arts Foundation.