Voices from the Heart is a 200-voiced women’s alternative chorus located in Portsmouth, NH. The chorus sings a rich mix of soulful music from many cultural and musical traditions. Women of all ages and all walks of life attend weekly rehearsals at South Church in downtown Portsmouth. Women come from New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts to sing and to share the joy that comes from making music together.
Featuring music that speaks to the beauty and courage of the human soul. Our first CD in six years features music from such places as Croatia, South Africa, and Japan, as well as our home. Listen and order on line.
Our powerful and eclectic songs range from African-American spirituals to Korean songs for unity, South African anti-apartheid songs to Macedonian love songs. The songs are powerful testaments to the triumph of the human spirit. Sung with the strength of 200 voices, the songs delight and inspire audiences.
Becky May, Voices President, Honored by Volunteer NH
At the 2013 Spirit of New Hampshire Awards sponsored by Volunteer NH, Becky May received an award for her exceptional service to Voices from the Heart. Throughout the years, Becky has been Voices’ chief organizer, communicator and behind the scenes facilitator. We estimate that she devotes an average of 20 hours a week to Voices, providing the crucial logistical framework that makes our concerts and outreach activities possible. But she’s also a wise leader and spiritual anchor who is loved and deeply respected by every Voices member. Through her leadership, she sets and maintains the chorus’ positive focus and open-hearted spirit. Congratulations, Becky!!