Local singing ensemble Voci di Sorelle is celebrating a decade of singing together, but the group didn't set out that way, according to founder and Artistic Director Ruth Moreland.
"Well actually this group started as just a one-time composition project," Moreland said. "When we got together in the summer of 2003 it was just magical."
So magical that they couldn’t see stopping. Now they’re celebrating their first decade at a Christmas concert they’re calling "Sing We Noel." The concert takes place on Sunday, December 15 at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.
"This one has become many peoples' favorite event," Moreland said. "The acoustics there are perfect for our a capella sound, the building, I’d say, is part of the ensemble, and it’s a glorious event."
The UIW chapel is in the middle of a campus filled with Christmas lights, so how much more in the spirit can you get?
"The concert’s at three in the afternoon, and so by the time we are finished, and there’s a meet-the-artists reception afterwards, and so as people are leaving it’s beginning to get dark, and the Incarnate Word campus is known for its incredible lighting," Moreland said.
As to what kind of music you can expect, there's a little bit of everything, from around the world and through the centuries.
"We do world music, and we do it in authentic languages, and styles of each country, and so we have a set of really beautiful carols from Eastern Europe, and from France and from Germany," Moreland said.
Voci di Sorelle's Sing We Noel concert is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.
The program will also air on KPAC and KTXI on Tuesday, December 24th at 9 p.m.
- Learn more about the group and this performance at: benissimomusic.org/concerts/
UPDATE: If you missed the broadcast, you can hear the entire concert at the link below!