The Lancaster Festival of Voices
is an annual celebration of the human voice and its power to bring people together.
Lancaster is enjoying a renaissance as it emerges as a destination for artists of all genres. This renaissance has powerfully benefited the city both culturally and economically. The Lancaster Festival of Voices provides a supportive venue for singers of all ages, thus creating awareness of the voice as an instrument and bringing yet another genre of music to this artistically thriving community.
It is with great excitement that we announce the return of Festival of Voices for our fifth consecutive year!
The Lancaster Festival of Voices started in 2012 when a group of singers met one night after a choral practice. They saw a need for a platform that could both showcase the power of choral singing as a way to bring the community together, as well as an outlet to create more opportunities for choral performances. Ideas led to action and in March 2012 the Lancaster Festival of Voices was born.
In the last five years the FOV has evolved into a Lancaster tour de force. Initially the festival was one performance highlighting several choruses. The first festival was a success, receiving such a strong community response that the organizers decided gradually to expand the festival. Now in it's fifth year the Festival of Voices spans an entire weekend and includes, multiple performances in venues throughout downtown Lancaster, several public choral workshops, and many community partners.
Looking ahead, the organizing committee is excited about further developing the festival and finding new ways to bring choral performances to Lancaster, bringing our community closer through the power of the human voice.
We are incredibly thankful for all of our volunteers who work hard to put on this festival every year. The 2017 Festival of Voices Committee includes:
Annette Roland Brendan Stengle Cheryl Demarco
Chris Barton Claire Fey Jeff Shenk
Joan Vick John Villella Karen Smith
Linda Heywood Nancy Barton Polly Davis
Robin Smith Steve Chambers Victoria Mowrer