All Things Vocal, Sunday Nights at 9

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. When the voice is used in just the right way, it can connect us like nothing else.

Sunday night at 9, WCRB celebrates the voice and vocal music with a show called Voices. The program includes soaring choral works, reverent motets and cantatas, and intimate art songs. In short, if it uses a voice, you'll hear it on Voices.

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

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

Joseph Haydn - "Let there be light" from The Creation

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Stabat Mater

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