We're a little late to be introducing you to the fantastic interim director we've had for weeks now, but we'll keep you all in suspense no longer!
Elizabeth has her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education & Vocal Performance from the California State University of Sacramento. She has sung in many ensembles, but since graduating from college in 2012, she had the pleasure of Directing the very chorus who introduced her to Barbershop, helping them to place higher than they had in several years. She also sang and competed with Dr. Greg Lyne in the Pride of Pacific Chorus, and when she lived in Murrieta, CA in the fall of 2009, she spent as much spare time as she could observing directors Pam Pieson, Justin Miller, and Mark Hale with the International Gold Medal choruses Harborlites, Westminster & the Masters of Harmony.
She taught private Voice & Piano and Directed a small ensemble at Martucci Music in Sacramento for about 2 years before becoming a full-time, at-home caretaker & teacher-of-littles.
She is thrilled to be honored & trusted with this Interim Director position for the Voices of California, and very much looks forward to these next 6 months!
How cool is that? We can't wait to perform under Elizabeth's direction for these next six months, including our first contest appearance of the year at the NE/NW Divisional Convention in Davis, CA in April! We wish Gabe and his wife Cindy the best during Gabe's sabbatical, particularly on their trip to Scotland! We'll see you all in Davis and hopefully even sooner than that!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Dyer on becoming Interim Director of Voices of California!
2020 was supposed to be a memorable year for Voices of California. Our first decade of existence, 5th-time to compete on the international stage, our first European Tour, two youth festivals, and the first contest at sea for the Far Western District. At the same time, we got to celebrate our first decade as a chorus. All other milestones were not to be. COVID dominated our year.
VoCal is committed to holding our annual holiday sho this year! We are working with the venue partners to confirm that this will be a possibility. We will keep you posted as the year progresses. In short, we are alive and are excited to get to singing again. Most of all, coming together again to share our love of music and performance with all of you. More to come in the weeks ahead.
|Voices of California is excited to announce that we eaned an invitation to compete in the 2020 International Contest in Los angelas, CA. This will mark the 5th time in 10 year that VoCal has had the honor of representing the Far Western District in this capacity. |
VoCal wishes to thank each our of members, support system, our fans, and a special thank you to our director and music leadership that continue to push us to raise the bar. VoCal is working to make this contest a "GoldMedal Moment" for everyone that is part of the Vocies of California.
We look forward to sharing more information as we begin preparing for our journey. VoCal is very excited with what 2020 holds, out first trip to Europe, an upcoming cruise for our district contest, and now a trip to share the stage with the worlds best. VoCal looks forward to facing every opportunity with excitment, harmony, and brotherhood.
Stay tuned for more information....
|On Saturday Septmber 28th. Vocies of CAlifornia hosted it's first ever dinner show. THis event was focused on our upcoming trip to Europe. While we are still reconiling the final numbers. It appears that we raised close to $10, 000 toward the expenses for this tour.|
Included in this dinner show was a parade of District bound quartets thatput there contest packages on dispaly for the audience. We wish to thank Alternate Route, C.O.D, The Front LIne, Ring!, and The Summertimers (THey came all the way from Los Angelas to share their talents with us! The evening was capped by our perenial Internation quartet Artisitic License! Vocies of California also presented four numbers to begin and end the night.
The event was such a success for our first effort.. We had a buffet dinner, no host beer & wine bar, dessert dash, and silent auction. VoCal would like to A couple of individual shout outs. Jim Maass, Thank you for being such an awesome chairman of this event. Jim Maass thought of every detail, was open to suggestions, and headed up this effort for
months prior to the night of the event. We threw many curve balls at Jim and he crushed them all over the fence. Had Jim not already been bald, I feel we may have sped the process forward. Susan Boring, there may only be a couple of people that
possibly know the levels of dedication and patience it took to pull off that silent auction. I, for one, am humbled at the love you showed to VoCal for this event. I hope you feel that your effort was worth the sacrifice. Susan, Thank you for your effort, your patience with us, most all for your time! Richard Kaiser, the Dessert Dash was amazing and fun! Corely Phillips, who can run a bar better than this guy? I cannot think of any. Thank you and Patty for everything! Roger Santiago, Ticket chairman for the event. Thank you for keeping us updated and on track. And of course, Winston Char, raffle man extraordinaire!
Most All, THANK YOU, our fans that made the night an overwhelming success! VoCal looks forward to improving on the lessons we learned. Implenting the great suggestions nad comment that we recevied. You are the reason we work so hard to present first class entertaiment. VoCal looks forward to next year and an even better show!
|DINNER SHOW SEPTEMBER 28th |
In a little more than two months, Voices of California will host its first dinner show – a fundraiser for England 2020. It will be on September 28th at the Mack Powell Events Center, 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento. Tickets are $35. This event will be a milestone event as part of Vocal's fall season. The event will be an evening of singing, fundraising activities, silent auctions, raffles, a dessert dash, and a buffet Mexican meal. The chorus and chapter quartets will be the entertainment for the event. While the doors open to the public at 5 PM, The event is expected to conclude between 8:00 and 8:30.
VoCal is currently accepting silent auction donations! If you are interested in supporting the chorus in this endeavour. Please contact Susan Boring at: S.R.Boring@hotmail.com and provide a brief description of the item(s) that you are offering. A donation letter will be provided so that you can be recognized in the show program, VoCal web site, and proper documntation for you tax deductible donation. Some items already receved are:
• A 6L bottle of wine with the VoCal logo etched on, by Ciotti Vineyards, valued at $500 • Massages, and facial treatments • Two wine tours/tastings (GlenLyon Vineyards and Todd Taylor Wines), valued at $200 and more • Rodan + Fields Gift Box, valued at $250 • Remote Computer Assistance, valued at $200 • Jelly Belly Art Piece, valued at $500 • A $500 gift certificate applied to any tour, by Sports Leisure Travel and many more, so far with a total value of over $4,000.
Tickets can be purchased on our home page or event page!
Rehearsal Moved This Week
If you are planning on visiting the Voices of California at this week's regular rehearsal (June 21st), we will not be at our space at CLARA.
This week we rehearse at Adventure Christian Church
1500 North Market Blvd
Regular start time of 7:00 PM
We would love you to come visit!
|The Voices of California resume our regular rehearsal schedule this evening at 7:00 PM Come Join us!|