Women’s Vocal Ensemble · Mitchell Covington, Artistic Director


Press Kit

Critical Acclaim

“This is a top-notch group.”
—Kirke Mechem, composer

“While the sheer range of material was impressive, what was remarkable was the 18-voice ensemble’s skill in capturing each work’s individual charms. Voci’s tonal beauty and well-integrated vocal blend served the music handsomely, from century to century.”
—Georgia Rowe, Contra Costa Times Correspondent, 2/7/01

“The evening opens with Navari leading the chorus in eight lovely, mostly a cappella renditions of choral works either written or arranged by women. The voices intertwine with and complement each other beautifully in intricate patterns...Musically, it’s a pleasure just to immerse oneself in the vocal mastery of Voci.”
—Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle Theater Critic, 6/3/2006

“Accompanied only by a piano, the voices blended almost seamlessly together, creating harmonies that seemed to carry the audience far away.”
—Harriett Chiang, San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the best choral groups around.”
—Sarah Cahill, East Bay Express

News & Reviews

Voci sings at the Piedmont Center for the Arts—Repeat Performances concert review, May 15, 2016

Interview with Voci Director Anne Hege and New Works Project composer Ann Callaway—discussing Voci's presentation of "Songs of the Bygone: Traces of a Vanishing World" and the premiere of Callaway’s “On Music and Nature: Three Hopkins Settings,” based on poems by 19th century English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. KALW radio, May 12, 2016

New Director for Voci—article about Voci’s new Artistic Director, Anne Hege. San Francisco Classical Voice, June 18, 2013

Elektra Women’s Choir helps create Tapestry —article about the “Tapestry International Festival of Women,” in Vancouver, BC, May 2012

Voci Anniversary Season Reaches Into the Far North — article previewing Voci’s 2012 invitation to the International Tapestry Festival of Women in Vancouver, BC in May, 2012. San Francisco Classical Voice, February 7, 2012

Voci Women’s Ensemble: Voices in Peace — review of Voci’s December 2009 concerts by Ken Bullock. The Berkeley Planet, December 17, 2009

Songs of Peace in Midwinter — review of Voci’s December 2007 concerts by Anna Carol Dudley. San Francisco Classical Voice, December 8, 2007

Vocal mastery of the Voci women’s chorus lifts spare ‘Aphrodisia’. San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, June 3, 2006

East Bay: Choral groups lifting voices, lifting hearts. San Francisco Chronicle, January 7, 2005