Fall 2015 : Mo’Love: Motown-inspired Love Songs
The Voices of MetroWest performed “Mo’Love,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Common Street Spiritual Center, 13 Common St., Natick.
This season, our 32-voice group performed with our new conductor, musician Joel Sindelar. He is also co-director of JP Sing Positive, music teacher for the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain and founder and organizer of the Boston Christmas Caroling Mob. The group’s composer, Chauncey McGlathery, is one of the founders of Voices and produces the arrangements. The New Sound Assembly Barbershop Chorus were our special guests to open the show Nov 13, and again on Nov 14, when we also hosted the terrific Fools On The Hill from the College of the Holy Cross.
Spring 2015: Community performances
Community outreach is one of the foundations of our organization. With Valerie Hill as our director, we performed at the Natick Winter Market on Saturday, March 28 and the Natick Farmers Market on Saturday, June 13th. Light-hearted and fun, we sang some of our old favorites and some new arrangements by Chauncey.
Fall 2014 : Lights, Camera, A Cappella: A Concert of Songs from the Silver Screen
What’s YOUR Favorite Theme Song? Whether you can’t get enough of singing silverware in “Beauty and the Beast” or you love to “Twist and Shout” with Ferris, music in movies has always had the power to thrill and excite us. We imagined some of our favorite film scenes coming to life in ways we never thought possible.
The Voices of MetroWest performed “Lights, Camera, A Cappella” November 14 at 7:30pm and November 15 at 2:30pm at Cameron Middle School, Framingham. Tom Glover directed Voices as we performed some of the most iconic theme songs of our time.
The Natick High School’s Advanced Choir and A Cappella Anonymous from Wellesley High School were our special guests to open the show November 14. The famous Fools on the Hill from the College of the Holy Cross opened for us for the matinee show November 15.
Spring 2014 : Voices of MetroWest: Anthology
The Voices of MetroWest choir presented its spring concert, “Anthology” on Saturday, April 26th at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, April 27th at 2:30 PM at Kennedy Middle School in Natick. Sunday’s performance featured an opening act by Fools on the Hill from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.
The concert included a rich variety of music that has special meaning to the choir members as the group celebrated its fifth anniversary. Folk, pop, Broadway, and gospel tunes—often in seven-part harmony—filled the family-friendly evening of a cappella music.
“It’s truly a celebration of music throughout the generations,” said director Chauncey Moore, who composed a unique arrangement of “Amazing Grace” that has never been heard on stage before. Members, who often refer to the choir as “Glee Club for adults,” come from Boston and the greater Metrowest area. Jennifer Foss of Ashland, Mass., performed two solos, including a “Aquarius.” Kelley Foley of Natick, Mass., took a turn at the solo mic with Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up” and a powerful version of the Beatles’ “Let It Be.” Kim Keefe, also of Natick, channelled her inner Tina Turner with a rendition of “Proud Mary” that was part of a Tina/Rolling Stones mash-up. Suzanne Morrissey of Sutton, Mass., says that the show was part performance, part sing-along. “Voices of Metrowest shows are always a good time. Seeing grandparents clapping along with their grandkids to everything from Pharrell to Billy Joel to Pete Seeger is pretty amazing!”
Fall 2013 : Voices Unplugged
Voices of MetroWest’s first-ever “Unplugged” season, featuring a cappella music with some acoustic accompaniment by guest artists. With three shows, Friday, November 15 at 7:30pm, Saturday, November 16 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 17 at 2:30pm, there was something for everyone to love in this eclectic set, from Queen to Jason Mraz, and Benny Goodman to Daft Punk.
A huge thank-you to everyone who made this weekend a huge success. Extra special thanks to Bill Stiffler for helping us sound so amazing. Shout out to the amazing musicians who opened the shows for us: Brandeis VoiceMale, Accent A Cappella (Friday) and Seven’s Not Enough (Sunday). You made this weekend great!
Check out some of our sounds on Youtube:
Spring 2013 : Doo-Wop
Voices of MetroWest performed three times this season: Saturday, April 20 during the Cocktail Hour of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest Golden Gala in Worcester, Saturday, May 18 for Relay for Life at Natick High School, and Sunday May 19th at 2:30 at Wilson Middle School in Natick.
“I loved seeing Voices of MetroWest perform the other night at the 50th celebration gala for MetroWest Big Brothers Big Sisters. By the foot tapping, hand clapping and spontaneous singing from the audience, it was clear everyone loved your show. We were thoroughly entertained by your choice of songs, beautiful voices and enthusiastic presentation. It’s clear you all love what you’re doing!” – Susan Wornick, WCVB
Songs included Oh Boy, Chantilly Lace, Operator, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Can’t Take My Eyes off of You, California Dreaming, Yesterday medley, I Will Follow Him, For the Longest Time, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and Up to the Mountain.
Fall 2012: Broadway
Voices of MetroWest performed Best of Broadway cabaret-style to sold out audiences November 30 and December 1 at Mass Bay Community College.
With selections from every era of Broadway, we covered all the Broadway bases by including hand-picked songs for us from Rent, Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, Shrek the Musical, Chicago, and more.
Spring 2012: And the Beat Goes On
May 19 and 20, 2012 Voices gave everyone something to talk about in our concert “And the Beat Goes On.” See our rehearsal teaser below.
Fall 2008: Gospel