RI Sounding Voices are inviting all singers, experienced or not, to participate in a statewide chorus being created to perform ONE VOICE at the Providence International Arts Festival in downtown Providence on June 13th. This will be the culmination of the work which began over a year ago. This work was created in preparation for the festival that was to take place in September 2014, but needed to be moved to the spring due to construction on Kennedy Plaza. The festival now has the full backing of Mayor Elorza and has been renamed The Providence International Arts Festival, produced by the City of Providence and FirstWorks. A parade and the ONE VOICE performance by RI-Sounding Voices will serve as opening ceremonies for the event.
On September 20, 2014 RI-Sounding Voices came together and performed on at Urban Carnevale. This performance was a preview to the upcoming event in June. We are continuing to join together choruses from across the Ocean State – and Rhode Islanders who just like to sing – in a unique musical melting pot of Rhode Island voices. The group will perform an arranged musical work called ONE VOICE, together as one choral unit that embodies the vast diversity of the Ocean State on June.
From the four corners of our state, we want you to be a member of RI-Sounding Voices! From the shores of Newport to the streams of the Blackstone Valley, we want you! From the urban magic of the Creative Capital to the succulent flavors harvested by South County farms, we want you! By lifting our community’s voices together, we will create a united resounding voice for Rhode Island: RI-SOUNDING VOICES!
ONE VOICE is a choral work arranged and directed by Dr. Clarice LaVerne Thompson (Musicologist, Composer/Arranger & Artistic Director of RI-Sounding Voices). ONE VOICE is under the leadership of Shaunne N. Thomas (Production Producer & Moderator) and Cheryl S. Lopes (Managing Administrative Director), all three of RPM Voices of Rhode Island.
To join RI-Sounding Voices and participate in the ONE VOICE program, please go to the link below and complete the interest form by March 20, 2015:
For more information, click the link above or go to www.RPMVOICES.com.