Introducing "Voices!"

Sep 5, 2017

Sunday nights at 9, join Chris Voss for a tour through the wide and varied world of vocal music.

The human voice is a remarkable thing. Unlike any other instrument, there are no strings to be tuned, no reeds to be whittled, no slides to be oiled. All of the parts are just there from birth. Even a conductor’s baton takes more assembly than the human voice. And when the voice is used in just the right way, it can connect us like nothing else.

Starting this Sunday night at 9, WCRB continues its celebration of the voice and vocal music with a new show called Voices. Not to worry, fans of Sunday Night at the Opera, opera will still play a major role on Sunday nights. But in addition, we’re broadening the tent to include soaring choral works, reverent motets and cantatas, and intimate art songs. In short, if uses a voice, you'll hear it on Voices.

Each week, the show will be anchored by a major masterpiece or theme, and will be surrounded by a wide variety of vocal music, all chosen to highlight the remarkable flexibility and versatility of the human voice.

You can find a full broadcast schedule of Voices here.

Enjoy some examples of the variety of music you’ll find on Sunday nights!

Joseph Haydn - "Let there be light" from The Creation (the anchor of our inaugural broadcast!)

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Stabat Mater (music begins at 0:55)

Jacques Offenbach - "Barcarolle" from The Tales of Hoffmann

Franz Schubert - "Der Leiermann" from Die Winterreise

"Voices" airs Sunday nights at 9:00, following WCRB In Concert