THE VOCAL ART ENSEMBLE
In Davis, California, The Vocal Art Ensemble brings together experienced musicians pursuing artistic expression through finesse of the human voice. Formed in February 2008, VAE’s mission is to blend musical artistry, passion, and camaraderie — to create, to grow, to connect, and to enliven the human experience.
VAE aims to present exquisite evenings of music, appealing to both the discerning musician and the casual music lover. Incorporating visuals and storytelling into their themed programs, VAE connects with other artists to celebrate the elegance of Renaissance madrigals, tonal color of modern works, and exotic flavor of music from other cultures.
VAE has been recognized nationally for its work, winning the 2012 American Prize for Creative Programming and Collaboration for featuring a capella choral pieces along with intimate instrumentals and mesmerizing dance. They also were featured in multiple concerts at SacSings! choral festivals from 2014-2016.
VAE is a highly dedicated and highly varied family of musicians. We are proud of the diverse musical backgrounds and life experiences that enriches this incredible group of artists. If you are interested in joining VAE, or in signing up for our low-volume concert announcement email mailing list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
VAE concert information coming soon. For now, save these dates:
FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2023
SATURDAY JUNE 3 2023
SUNDAY JUNE 4 2023
Concerts typically take place in Davis in December and May or June, with occasional special performances in Sacramento or throughout Yolo County, California.
VAE is occasionally available to perform at special events, such as weddings, Christmas parties, or retirement community performances. Though scheduling times are limited, possibilities include everything from singing quartets for at-home Christmas parties, to full choral works at large church weddings. For inquiries, please contact email@example.com
VAE FEEDBACKWe are always eager to hear your feedback!
“A richly varied evening of sentiment and humor that was a visual and auditory feast.” – Dick Frantzreb, Sacramento Choral Calendar
“Loved the movements and costumes. I know it takes a great deal of work and dedication by all members to provide these wonderful concerts – thank you!” -Audience Member
“An excellently chosen program and delivered with great musicianship and style. Your group makes a really beautiful sound. I really enjoyed the entire performance!” – Dr. David Mooney, Arranger/Composer, Dublin, Ireland
“Just about every selection was performed with a different combination of singers, starting in different formations. This resulted in sometimes overt, sometimes subtle differences in the sound, plus created visual interest in refocused the audience’s attention.” – Audience Member
“It was a fantastic program: beautiful choreography, talented and expressive singers, and a wonderful narrator. The opening number was breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your talents with the community!” – Audience Member
“You all cast a spell over me for the evening that is still with me when I close my eyes to remember. The subtle touches of percussion and costume and movement were simple yet eloquent. What a privilege to enjoy the Vocal Art Ensemble as it matures.” – Audience Member