Teen Voices of the City Ensemble, or T-VOCE (tee-VO-chay), is a free choir open to area teens. A collaboration between Art Sanctuary, Play On, Philly! Opera Philadelphia, and Singing City, T-VOCE is a chance for you to share your talents with each other and the community. T-VOCE comes from the Italian word "voce," meaning "voice," because this choir is all about empowering and celebrating the voice of Philadelphia youth.
T-VOCE is under the direction of Emily Sung.
We encourage you to join this year’s ensemble to make friends and great music. T-VOCE is open to everyone aged 13-19. You don’t need to have ANY musical experience; all you need is a love of singing! It’s FREE to participate! Rehearsals take place at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA. And there are multiple performance opportunities throughout the year.
Events and Performances Spring 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018 | What is Your Life’s Blueprint? | 2:30 p.m.
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 6361 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia PA
MLK Concert in collaboration with the African American Church of St. Thomas. T-VOCE, the Northeast High School Choir (Jay Fluellen, director) and Singing City Children’s Choir present a concert of music that helped to drive the civil rights movement. This one-hour program will take the audience through the journey of how Philadelphia and St. Thomas church have played a pivotal role in social justice issues over the past 225 years. The program will consist of historical speeches, original work, and music, with communal singing throughout. Following the concert, there will be a 30-minute audience talkback to discuss the material presented. This is a free-flowing conversation, with audience and performer participation.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | Hear My Voice
West Catholic Preparatory High School, 4501 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Friends and Family Invitational
T-VOCE members will get a chance to step out of the group and perform solo vocal works. They will present original poetry, spoken word, and raps. Choral works will also be presented.
May, 2018 | We all Live Here
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Our anunal concert of the year. T-VOCE presents a rousing concert bringing together singing, instrumental, dance, spoken word/rap, and