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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.
20 Our Director, Joanne ConnollyIn April, 2017, Joanne was one of 3 women to receive a 2017 Inspiration Award from Portsmouth Public Media! The award is for those who have made the Portsmouth area a stronger, more vibrant place to live and work.
20 Seasons of Song!On June 4, 2016, we celebrated our 20th anniversary with two concerts at Portsmouth’s historic South Church.Please click here to see photos of the concert taken by photographer and Voices sabbatical singer Susan Downing. Please Support Our Advertisers: Download the June 2016 Voices concert program book!
Hundreds of Voices members and alums celebrated and thanked the community supporters who helped us raise $140,000 to clear a mine field in Croatia in 2007. Read about the film event, watch the trailer and order your copy of Nancy Pollack’s award winning film.
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.
Voices “StoryCorps” ProjectAs part of our 20th Anniversary celebration, moving, funny and inspirational stories from Voices’ members were recorded, edited and presented at our 20th Anniversary exhibit in May of 2016. Click here to listen