Announcing our Autumn CD Release Party, Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:30pm at the Musical Offering Cafe on Bancroft Way in Berkeley, CA. Please join us to hear a few songs from the CD and then meet the members of Vajra Voices and Shira Kammen over a glass of wine and delectable edibles. We look forward to meeting you and your friends. Then, the following day, come hear our performance on San Francisco Music Day, Sunday, September 25, 7pm in the Green Room.
The women's vocal ensemble, Vajra Voices, sings medieval to modern music in a singing style inspired by Hildegard von Bingen that is "clear, sweet, and strong." Vajra Voices debut recording O Eterne Deus: Music of Hildegard von Bingen– with instrumentalist, Shira Kammen–is called “stunning”. This season Vajra Voices performs works from the CD to the sumptuous choreography of Garrett & Moulton in Oakland Ballet's production, A Capella: Our Bodies Sing. KQED Arts writes, “Unearthly sounds of medieval hymns are thrillingly spun by Vajra Voices."
The members of Vajra Voices are, sopranos: Lindsey McLennan Burdick, Allison Zelles Lloyd, Amy Stuart Hunn, Juliana Urban; mezzo sopranos, Celeste Winant, Cheryl Moore; and contralto & director, Karen R. Clark.
Photo & CD Cover Art by Norbert Brein-K
Vajra Voices is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society.
"The chant melodies, rendered here with heartfelt elegance by the women’s chorus Vajra Voices under the direction of Karen R. Clark, are striking in both their shapeliness and the spiritual fervor that runs through them.
Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle