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Volti’s professional singers, under the direction of Founder/Artistic Director Robert Geary, are dedicated to the discovery, creation, and performance of new vocal music. The ensemble’s mission — to foster and showcase contemporary American music and composers, and to introduce new vocal music from around the world to local audiences — has led to performances of a vast amount of new music and to the commissioning of more than 100 new works.

Hailed by San Francisco Classical Voice as “undoubtedly the finest collection of new music singers we have,” Volti is entering its fifth decade of exploration and innovation. Nationally recognized as a pioneer in new vocal music, Volti is the only group to have won the prestigious ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music seven times, a testament to the fresh perspective and new voices the group brings to life.

In addition to commissioning, performing, and recording on its own, Volti is an active collaborator with groups including the Kronos Quartet, ODC/Dance, and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and has been presented by Cal Performances, Bard Music West, and Festival Napa Valley, among others.

Attending a Volti concert is like visiting a contemporary art gallery —  stimulation for the mind, the imagination, and the heart.

Volti sings Song on the End of the World by Robert Paterson

Song on the End of the World
music by Robert Paterson
text by Czeslaw Milosz

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Volti sings Where Everything is Music by Mark Winges

Where Everything is Music
music by Mark Winges
text by Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks

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