"I’m so grateful for the wonderful concert Voix de Femmes gave us on Friday! What a nice and varied program it was; and sung with style and elegance.
Everyone was enthusiastic about the performance and enjoyed it so much. I think it really gave our people what they needed!!"
Director of Sacred Music
Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Voix de Femmes is a Women’s Vocal Ensemble dedicated to exploring the rich and challenging repertoire written for women's voices.
Voix de Femmes is a volunteer organization; its members enjoy the dedication it takes to strive toward a polished, professional sound.
Voix de Femmes is a chamber group, so every voice counts!
Voix de Femmes has a strong interest in exploring pieces written in different languages, particularly French, the group's founder native tongue.
Voix de Femmes distinguishes itself by the uniqueness of their repertoire. They champion compositions written by women composers.
Voix de Femmes is based in Laurel, Maryland, and often performs in Burtonsville, Maryland, as part of the Living Arts Concert Series.
Voix de Femmes is French for Women's Voices. It is pronounced: Vwah duh Fah-muh.
On this feast of the Immaculate Conception, Voix de Femmes presents a story that begins with a shocking visit: that of an angel to a very young girl. The message is frightening and difficult to believe. Yet a few months later, this young girl will visit her cousin and sing what is the earliest known Marian hymn: the Magnificat. Its text contains three contrasting parallels: the proud are brought down by those of low estate, the mighty by those of low degree, and the rich by the hungry. A powerful message, set strikingly by French 20th century composer Roger Calmel.
Bill Wisnom will accompany Voix de Femmes on the newly completed Lively-Fisher organ of St Matthew’s Cathedral. The Chamber Women’s choir is thrilled to be in such a glorious space to present this concert, honoring a Most Highly Favored Lady!
Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Love is always in the air in Mid-February, so Voix de Femmes will present choral pieces highlighting the complexity of the sentiment hidden beneath those four little letters. With Bette Midler, we say: “It's the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance” and we join Carole King who asks: “Will you still love me tomorrow?” But we hope that, with Edith Piaf, you will still be willing to see “La Vie en Rose!”
La Vie en Rose
Sunday, May 17, 4:00 pm
Nature is coming back to life all around us, once again, and composers urge us to awaken our senses to this amazing world: the scent of the pine trees, the dampness of spring, the ruffle of wings, the exuberance of life!
Voix de Femmes invites you to experience this abundance through the passionate works and contagious rhythms of composers such as Gwyneth Walker, Sarah Quartel, Eric Whitacre, Bette Midler and Edith Piaf, among others. We plan to bring a smile on your face!
Annick Kanter-St. Hubert
Founder & Director