Welcome to St. Paul’s Concert Series, providing world-class performances at a donation-based family-friendly admission price. Please scroll below to see our next scheduled performance, register to attend, and make a donation if you wish.
We are again able to welcome a live audience to our concerts! We will also continue to broadcast our performances live online for those who prefer a remote experience. To register for the concert link, click HERE. You will receive an email with your registration confirmation, and the link to the live broadcast of the performance.
After the performance, our performer(s) will engage with our audience through comments submitted online and from the in-house audience.
Donations for this performance are optional but gratefully accepted. Average donations for attendees are $20 (adult) or $10 (student). Regardless of donation, all are welcome! We greatly appreciate your support of our artists and our concert program. Please share your support by making a donation HERE.
To view or print the full Concert Program, click HERE.
About Our Performers
Volti’s professional singers, under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Robert Geary, are dedicated to the discovery, creation, and performance of new vocal music. The ensemble’s mission is to foster and showcase contemporary American music and composers, and to introduce contemporary vocal music from around the world to local audiences. The group has commissioned more than 100 new works, by emerging as well as established composers. And, our own Eric Newell is a member of Volti and will be performing in the Ensemble on June 18!
Hailed by San Francisco Classical Voice as “undoubtedly the finest collection of new music singers we have,” Volti boasts a 42-year track record of some of the most sophisticated vocal performances in the nation. Composers seek opportunities to partner with these stellar musicians, who are known for their sheer technical brilliance as well as their vibrant, passionate sound. Nationally recognized as a pioneer in new vocal music, Volti has won the prestigious ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music seven times – the only vocal ensemble to ever be honored – a testament to the fresh perspective and new voices the group brings to life.
Art is redefined in every generation by the best and the brightest, artists who are paying attention to the world around them. Volti seeks composers who explore timely issues of the modern human experience. At a Volti concert you might hear music addressing such topics as social justice, political and class strife, and different conceptions of God/spirit. Volti explores the nexus between poetry and sound, the translation of inspiration to creation, the evocative power of an artist compelled to express this thing, at this time, in this way. At its best, it’s the aural equivalent of a sunspot — an explosion of energy, a flash of brilliance, a glimpse of some eternal truth seen in a new and breathtaking way.
Attending a Volti concert is like visiting a modern art gallery, stimulating the mind, the imagination and the heart.
For more information and videos of Volti, visit their site at http://voltisf.org/
About the St. Paul’s Concert Series
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is pleased to bring this year-round concert series at an affordable, donation-based cost. Concerts are performed in the beautiful St. Paul’s sanctuary near downtown Walnut Creek and are also streamed live. Our concert series presents in-person* world-class performances in an intimate setting along with free parking and convenient nearby access to Walnut Creek BART. Or, if you choose to enjoy our performances from the comfort of your own home, join us online on YouTube!
*As of 5/14//22, Masks will be required for attendees of our concerts, but vaccination status will no longer be checked. We will continue to seat our audience with acceptable spacing to reduce risk of transmittance.
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