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Vox Musica

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Vox Musica, directed by Daniel Paulson, was founded in 2006 in a niche of untapped potential in Sacramento’s budding classical music scene. This women’s vocal ensemble enjoys the privileged position of nurturing the choral arts by combining outstanding vocal artistry with innovative programming. Vox Musica is committed to excellence in performance of diverse and challenging choral literature for women’s voices and is dedicated to promoting new works, including many premiers and commissioned works. In a local review, Edward Ortiz, Arts Editor for the Sacramento Bee, hailed Vox Musica as a “welcome addition to the music scene,” praising the group’s “stunning clarity,” “intense color,” and “delicate touch.” Through collaborations with composers, conductors, choirs and musicians from around the world, Vox Musica’s featured concert projects have included collected works from the 18th century Venetian Ospedali, eastern music from India, Persia, and Georgia, a concert project for Taiko Drums and Women’s Choir, a concert project for DJ and Women’s Choir, and more recently a concert project for looping violin and Women’s Choir. Vox Musica has released one compact disc, has presented dual concert seasons in both Sacramento and Napa, and has been a featured artist on the prestigious Old First Concert Series in San Francisco and the American Choral Directors Association’s 2011 National Convention in Chicago, IL. More recently, Vox Musica was selected as the recipient of the 2015-16 American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) National Award for Adventurous Programming.

Since our inception Vox Musica produced 40 concert projects and has given over 100 concert performances. Our repertoire includes 417 different musical works 273 of which were written by living composers, and of those living composers 60 were local composers living in Sacramento, Ca. We have given over 180 premieres, 60 of them world premieres, 65 local premieres, and 55 commissioned by Vox Musica. Our repertoire comes from over 30 different countries and we have sung in over 25 different languages including some not so familiar languages such as: Swedish, Japanese, Hungarian, Georgian, Ukrainian, Slavonic, Yiddish, Farsi, Georgian, Arabic, Tamil Marthi, Nahuati (Ancient Aztec), and Nisenan (Ancient Native American Language).

Founder/Music Director

Daniel

Daniel Paulson, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from Sacramento State University, a Masters of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the Three-Summer Masters of Music degree program at California State University, Los Angeles, and is a Doctoral student in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

Hailed as an “astute programmer” and a conductor who can “coax urbane performances from his singers,” Daniel has been a featured conductor on the International Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, CA, the Old First Concert Series in San Francisco, CA, the Northern Zone Music Educators Association’s High School Honor Choir in Nevada, CA, and the American Choral Directors Association’s 2011 National Convention in Chicago, IL. He is a student of Dr. William Belan, Professor Emeritus of Choral Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and Donald Brinegar, Director of Choral Studies at Pasadena City College and adjunct Professor of Graduate Choral Conducting at the University of Southern California.

 

As a commissioned composer, Daniel’s catalogue includes over twenty works written for strings, piano, and chorus. His recent commissions include two major works for the Crocker Art Museum’s exhibitions of both Gottfried Helnwein and Sam Francis. Several of his arrangements have been released on the compact disc, Christmas Colours, and are available for purchase on iTunes.

 

His extended education includes studying early music with the Western Wind Ensemble, the King’s Singers, and at the 2013 American Bach Soloist’s Summer Academy. He has been a two-time guest presenter for the Los Rios Community College District “INNOVATE” Technology Summit, working with educators on the use of the IPAD in the classroom, and recently was a featured presenter at the TEDx Conference, here in Sacramento. In addition, this past summer he served as a guest lecturer for several music conservatories in Costa Rica.

 

Currently, he is Professor of Voice and Choral Music at Sacramento City College, is a resident artist with the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and serves as Founder & Music Director for Vox Musica. For more information visit his website: [ http://www.dpmusic.net ]

Artists

Meet our Artists

Mira Huang

Soprano

Mira Huang, soprano, has just completed undergraduate degrees in Vocal Performance, Psychology, and English at UC Davis. Currently, she works as a substitute teacher in Davis while applying to programs for a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance.

Katherine Kalthoff

Alto

Katherine Kalthoff, alto, spent more than twenty years as the lead singer and musical arranger for a blues/pop/rock band in the Chicago, Illinois area.

Samantha Harrison

Soprano

Samantha Harrison, soprano, holds a Masters of Music in Historical Performance from Boston University. Along with studying and performing opera, Ms. Harrison has a passion for choral and chamber music.

Tabitha Lewis

Soprano

Tabitha Lewis, soprano, is a recent transplant to the Sacramento area. Formerly, she served as Lecturer of Voice and Theory at Georgia College and State University.

Arunima Kohli

Soprano

Arunima Kohli, soprano, spends her days as resident in Family Medicine at UC Davis. A Bay Area transplant, she most recently sang with the Stanford Chamber Chorale, Convivium, and studied with Wendy Hillhouse.

Allison Proffitt

Alto

Allison Proffitt, alto, received a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from UC Davis, where she sang in the Early Music Ensemble. She currently works at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

Marielle Petricevich

Soprano

Marielle Petricevich, soprano, holds a Master of Arts in Music, Vocal Performance from Fresno State. She has sung in over 13 different countries, in six different languages, with styles ranging from pop to folk music to opera.

Laura Mclellan

Soprano

Laura Mclellan, soprano, received a degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University and now works for the State Water Resources Control Board. Outside of Vox and work she enjoys rowing with the River City Rowing Club.

Erin Brothers

Alto

Erin Brothers, alto, has received degrees in both Music and Psychology from McMurry University in Abilene, TX. Currently she is the Director of Music Ministry at Dixon United Methodist Church.

Ema Gluckmann

Alto

Ema Gluckmann, alto, sang with the University Chorus at UC Davis, as well as participated in the UCD alumni choir. Her primary choral experience has been with the Congregation B’nai Israel Choir for the past 35+ years!

Cat Fithian

Alto

Cat Fithian, alto, has sung in various choirs and storytimes at the public library. She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Uplift People of Elk Grove, a non-profit that builds community for people in poverty.

Jennifer Crawford

Alto

Jennifer Crawford, alto, has been singing in church, school and community choirs throughout her life. She plays flute, oboe, and piano and when not singing, she can be found writing computer code, fostering kittens, or knitting.

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Videos

BRITTEN & RUTTER: Silent Night arr. Daniel I. Paulson

RUMI: Heech (Nothing) Composer: Honiball Joseph

Cozzolani: A Vox Christmas (The music of Chiara Margarita Cozzolani)

A Vox Christmas: Ode To The Sun (Organ, women’s choir, and projection mapping) Composed by: Derek Sup

VOICES IN POETRY: Stay (hang drum & women’s choir)

VOICES IN POETRY: Countdown (hang drum & women’s choir)[/one_third]

MAACAM Concert: Nils Frahm’s “Says” arr. Daniel Paulson

Ten Years of Vox Musica 2006-2016

CapRadio
NPR Interview on Capital Public Radio

Silent Night – arr. Daniel Paulson

REMIX: A Concert for Electronics and Womens Choir

ELICPSE 2009

ACDA National Convention Chicago 2011

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2020-21 Concert Projects

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December 13, 2020

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Project One

PROJECT ONE

WOLCUM YOLE!: A Vox Christmas

A live streamed pre-recorded performance of Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols & John Rutter’s Dancing Day. This concert was recorded in 2019 and features harpist Anna Maria Mendieta and aerial artist Kat Boston. Join us after for a live interactive conversation with some of our artists and performers.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

@ 5pm PST | 8pm ET
Individual Tickets: US$25 | £20 | €25 | CA$35
Season Passes: US$125 | £95 | €110 | CA$165



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Individual ticket-holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until January 23, 2021 (Limit 2 streams per concert).
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Project Two

PROJECT TWO

POPULARIS: Music for Women Voices & String Quartet

A live streamed pre-recorded performance of our 2019 concert with the Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet. This concert features Alexander Glazunov’s String Quartet No. 3 & Mårten Jansson’s Missa Popularis. Join us after for a live interactive conversation with some of our artists and performers.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

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Individual Tickets: US$25 | £20 | €25 | CA$35



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Individual ticket-holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until February 20, 2021 (Limit 2 streams per concert).
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Project Three

PROJECT THREE

SOLI ONE: A Vocal Recital of Art Songs & Solo Works

Streaming to you live from Vox Musica’s home of Beatnik Studios, we present a performance of solo music featuring two of our virtuosic vocal artists: sopranos, Tabitha Lewis and Marielle Petricevich. Join us after for a live interactive conversation with some of our artists and performers.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

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Individual Tickets: US$25 | £20 | €25 | CA$35



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Individual ticket-holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until March 20, 2021 (Limit 2 streams per concert).
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Project Four

PROJECT FOUR

REPOSE: Music for Centering & Healing

Spend an evening without external distractions and join us for singing, meditation and movement in this live, virtual and interactive musical performance. Join us after for a thought provoking conversation with some of our artists and performers.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

@ 5pm PST | 8pm ET
Individual Tickets: US$25 | £20 | €25 | CA$35



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Individual ticket-holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until April 17, 2021 (Limit 2 streams per concert).
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Project Five

PROJECT FIVE

SOLI TWO: A Vocal Recital of Art Songs & Solo Works

Streaming to you live from Vox Musica’s home of Beatnik Studios, we present a performance of solo music featuring two of our virtuosic vocal artists: sopranos, Arunima Kohli and Samantha Harrison. Join us after for a live interactive conversation with some of our artists and performers.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

@ 5pm PST | 8pm ET
Individual Tickets: US$25 | £20 | €25 | CA$35



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Individual ticket-holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until May 22, 2021 (Limit 2 streams per concert).
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Project Six

PROJECT SIX

HEECH: An Evening with Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

A live streamed pre-recorded performance of our 2019 Rumi concert project. The concert features guest Persian soloist Parsia Vahleh and speaker/film maker Parisa Soltani. Following the performance we will have a live interactive concert talk with our artists and performers, including several Rumi scholars from around the world.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

@ 5pm PST | 8pm ET
Individual Tickets: US$25 | £20 | €25 | CA$35

Watch: Streaming live on our website


Individual ticket-holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until June 1, 2021 (Limit 2 streams per concert).
Season Pass holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until the end of our season, June 1, 2021 (Limit 2 streams per concert).



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Vox Musica Press and Media Files


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Tickets


Individual Tickets: US$25 | £20 | €25 | CA$35 | AU$35 | JP¥2,600
Season Passes: US$125 | £95 | €110 | CA$165 | AU$175 | JP¥13,000
All Concerts will be streamed live on our website.

Individual ticket-holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until January 23, 2021.

Season Pass holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until the end of our season, June 1, 2021.

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Give Today!

Your gift to Vox Musica enables us to fulfill our mission of making music worth sharing, our priceless gift to our community. Live performances of sterling quality, local and world premieres of exciting new works, community-based music education, and original collaborative works between local artists, composers, musicians, and students are only made possible by your generosity.

We hope that you will be part of our future by making a tax-deductible gift to Vox. Here is what your donation can help us accomplish!

  • $50 provides music for one singer for a concert project.
  • $75 provides accompanist support for a rehearsal.
  • $100 purchases a rare musical score.
  • $250 pays for one instrumental embellishment at a concert.
  • $500 purchases program booklets for one concert.
  • $1000 buys music scores for 3 concerts.
  • $5000 pays for most of our performance venues for a year.

Thank you for your thoughtful support of Vox Musica. Your contribution makes a difference!

Mailing Address

1017 L Street #333
Sacramento, CA 95814

Donations can be made online or sent in via post mail.

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Vox Musica is an approved 501(c)(3) organization.
 Any donation made to Vox Musica may be tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 
Tax-ID #: 38-3804746!

Contact

Organization

Suzi Horowitz, Executive Director
Mary FrankBoard President
Ann HuntsmanVice President
Joaquin RazoTreasurer
Jennifer CrawfordDirector
Tony TorresDirector

Staff

Spencer TimmonsProduction Manager

Artistic

Daniel PaulsonFounder/Music Director

Vox Musica

1017 L Street #333
Sacramento, CA 95814


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( 916 ) 844-2586







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