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Vox Audio Auditions

The VOICES OF CANTON announces auditions for the second season of VOX AUDIO, Canton’s newest a cappella sensation. Auditions will be held on Thursday, August 22 from 6:00PM-8:30PM, Friday, August 23, from 6:00PM-8:30PM, and Saturday, August 24, from 8:00AM-12:00PM, at the Cultural Center for the Arts, located at 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH 44702.

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The performance of The Voyage postponed.

The performance of The Voyage by Bob Chicott has been postponed to a future season. For questions regarding ticketing, please call the box office at 330.452.4098.

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Jordan Saul joins the Artistic Team of Voices of Canton

In February the VOCI Chorus officially welcomes Jordan Saul as their new Artistic Director. Rehearsals begin Thursday, February 7th, as the VOCI Chorus begins preparations for their performance of The Voyage, by Bob Chilcott. Join us on May 19th at the Canton South Performing Arts Center!

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Senior Sing at Aultman Hospital

Senior Sing gave an afternoon perfromance in the lobby of Aultman Hospital. In partnership with Aultman Generations and sponsored by Chapel Hill Retirement Community, Stark County seniors sing to garner the proven health and wellness benefits of singing in a choir. The next session begins March 5th & 6th with rehearsals in North Canton and Massillon. 

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The community welcomes VOX AUDIO

On December 17th, VOX AUDIO gave their premiere performance to an audience of more than 800 patrons at the Glen Oak Performing Arts Center. Voices of Canton's newest ensemble, directed by Brian Kieffer, sang in the Holidays in a cappella style. 

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New Scholarship Ornament by John Boyett, Canton glass blower

Each year John Boyett, artist and owner of Canton Glass Works, creates a special ornament to support our Scholarship program. Here is a sneak peak at this year's ornament which is a gift to you with a contribution of $40 or more to the Voices of Canton Scholarship Fund. Our 59th Annual Scholarship Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m in Cabel Recital Hall at the Cultural Center for the Arts. Singers from North-East Ohio will be competing for a total of  $5,500 in scholarships this year. These audition are open to the public. Winners will perform on Thursday, May 11th for the Scholarship Luncheon at the Massillon Woman's Club. For more information check out our Featured Events.

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SingStark! remembers the great Leonard Cohen

On Wednesday, November 16th, at the Canton Brewing Company, PJ Chavez and the SingStark! band lead 70 people in a heartfelt performance of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah.

Join us on December 21st, when we sing "And so this is Christmas" by John Lennon and "The Twelve Pains of Christmas".

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Welcome James Leatherbarrow to the VOCI Board of Trustees

The VOCI Board of Trustees welcomes Dr. James Leatherbarrow, of Stark State College. Mr. Leatherbarrow was born in Devon, England. He has taught music theory, history, and musicianship at Kent State University, Youngstown State University, and the University of Akron. In 2011, he received his Ph.D. in music theory and composition from Kent State University.  Mr. Leatherbarrow is an assistant professor at Stark State College, where he runs the Music Production and Engineering program.

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Seniors Sing

Seniors Sing

Tuesday was the first rehearsal in our partnership with the Canton Christian Home, in a new project called Seniors Sing. The project is a new community engagement program that fosters the creation of choirs in assisted living homes and senior centers.  Residents joined together with VOCI choristers for a wonderful time of singing. Accompanist Eleanor, Kear and VOCI member, Joann Smith are excited to be participating with the new choir. The choir will be performing on Wednesday, November 30th at 2:30 PM.

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VOCI Scholarship Auditions 2015!

Thrilling! Inspiring! Those are the words that come to mind as I think of the VOCI Scholarship Auditions that were held this past Sunday, May 3rd in Cable Recital Hall at the Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton.

Twenty-eight talented, young singers, representing eleven universities/music schools (Baldwin Wallace, Capital University, Cleveland Institute of Music, College of Wooster, Eastman School of Music, Malone University, Ohio University, University of Akron, University of Dayton, University of Toledo and University of Valley Forge) competed for six scholarships totaling $4,500.

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