Andre 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.
The choir’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. In August of 2018, VOICES 21C will be in residence at the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre’s “Music and Humanity” Festival, in Sweden.
We are a 501c3 and contributions are tax deductible.
Thanks to over 150 donors, we reached our 2017 fundraising goal to journey to Israel & Palestine last August!
The 2017 Program: "Here I Am"
April 9th, 2017 - The Vilna Shul, Beacon Hill
May 11th, 2017 - The Space, Jamaica Plain
August 2017 - Israel and Palestine
September 2017 - "Israel, Palestine: Song and Struggle"
October 2017 - "The Concert for Social Justice
"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