André De Quadros: Artistic Director
We are a diverse chamber choir dedicated to our mission of global understanding through music.
In a time when American ideals are epitomized by nationalism and aggression, VOICES 21C aligns itself with the great American voices of compassion, love, and non-violence.
VOICES 21C is a Boston-based chamber choir who seeks to combine high technical proficiency with creativity and compassion. The choir creates personal meaning in performance by connecting their musical messages to social justice issues in the USA and abroad, representing the voices of the silenced, the forgotten, and the marginalized. VOICES 21C Is a welcoming space for LGBTQ, committed to contemporary composers, and improvisational, interdisciplinary modes of performance through their co- creating, egalitarian consensus model.
VOICES 21C's debut project was the CHORALP Festival in Briançon France, where their program Pain and Promise was received with considerable acclaim. Their work includes other projects such as an historic performance of all-Muslim music at the Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, and their most recent tour Here I Am in both Israel and Palestine.
We are a 501c3 and contributions are tax deductible.
"Bridges, Not Walls," closed out our 2018 season, in reflection of the bridges we've built with the Islamic world, the incarcerated, and the Mexican communities where we fostered incredible
collaboration on tour this summer.
From the bottom of our hearts, VOICES 21C wishes to thank EVERYONE who gave to our fundraising efforts this year. We raised $6,800 to travel to Mexico City and Cuernavaca as a non-profit organization! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
The 2018 Program:
"Somehow This Madness Must Cease"
March 2nd, 2018 - Massachusetts Music Educators Conference, Seaport Hotel, Boston
March 4th, 2018 - The Vilna Shul, Beacon Hill
May 26th, 2018 - NIME6, Boston University
July 15th, 2018 - United Parish Brookline
August 2018 - Mexico
September 15th, 2018 - "Bridges, Not Walls" Boston University
"Thank you so much for your inspiring and deeply moving concert. I honor your intention to create a new space and place for choral singing that motivates and empowers the community towards social justice!!! Your work is not only meaningful but grounded in a clear purposes. Having such a clear purpose is not only needed in our current climate, but welcome in our rapidly changing world. I wish you well as you evolve and transform in and through your purpose."
Tawnya D. Smith, PhD
Lecturer in Music, Music Education
Boston University College of Fine Arts