VOENA is grateful to the individuals, small businesses, corporations and foundations whose generous contributions continue to provide support for quality music education programs.

(click here for a full list of our supporters)

Come take a peek into the inspiration behind VOENA, the a cappella group that has been reinventing the children’s choir since 1994. View parts 1- 4 here:

City Winery Gala, June 28

Please join us for VOENA's 20th Anniversary Gala on June 28th at the newly transformed Napa Valley Opera House.  


Celebrate the journey with us and enjoy the gorgeous music of Italian guitarist Peppino D’Agostino, International Percussionist Jeff Campitelli, Zulu Spear's Gideon Bendile and the glorious VOENA choir.  Tickets for this elegant, once-in-a- lifetime experience with a chef prepared three-course meal are $125 per person to support music education.   


All proceeds will support VOENA's commitment to creating access to quality music education for all children, regardless of their ability to pay.  VOENA has a no audition policy and any child with the desire to sing can join.  Thank you in advance for celebrating with us, and supporting the cause.  The journey makes us one.   VOENA is one of only seven local non-profit organizations participating in City Winery’s Gala Donation program. The donation, valued at $35,000, includes the event space and dinner service for our participating guests. We will sell our own tickets, packages, and stage auctions during the event and will receive 100% of all proceeds for our non-profit organization.  


Michael Dorf, Founder and CEO of City Winery notes: “We wanted to be very generous to show off the beautiful transformation of the Opera House and make sure the local community understands our commitment and desire to integrate with the community and our human connection to the various important philanthropic causes”.  (more) Buy tickets now.

The Journey: An Education

Part 1 of this 5 part series focuses on the educational benefits of being a member of VOENA, beginning with mastering The Big Three, learning to use the body to express their physical singing, and ultimately creating a deep connection to the music.

The Journey: Voices of Rhythm

Part 2 takes a look at Voices of Rhythm, the select group of performers who rhythmically hold the choir together. Hear how Rhythm Coach, Jeff Campitelli, works to develop their rhythm and take VOR’s percussive skills to the next level, teaching them to feel the rhythm of everyone around them.

Creavo

Part 3 of this 5 part series takes a look at the creation of a smaller VOENA ensemble called CREAVO. Hear how Annabelle builds their  discipline to handle more and more difficult challenges, and teaches them what it takes to achieve anything they want, no matter how long it takes.

Alumni

In part 4 of this 5 part series, VOENA Alumni remember the beginning when the choir was founded, and attribute their success in college and in the music business to traveling abroad and embodying the music, adding so much power to the performance. 

A film series by Aleza D'Agostino, Graphic Design and editing by Douglas Scott.

VOENA was honored to perform at the Second Annual “TEDxNapaValley” conference.  Organized around the theme “Connected”, this year’s conference featured the region’s leading thinkers, innovators, artists, philosophers and entertainers. Click here for photos, courtesy of Robert McClenehan and TEDx Napa Valley. 

The Journey a short film series

VOENA Children’s Choir

From the beginning of humanity all the way back to Eve, children's voices have brought inspiration through their innocence, capturing the hearts of all those who listen. Meet VOENA, children ages five to eighteen representing 35 cultures growing up in America as they come together in expression and exploration! 

(Want to join the Choir?  Click here...)

To Our Supporters

VOENA wants you!  Spring semester starts in early February and Fall semester starts in early September for children ages 6 to 18.  There are

no auditions required to be acceptedClick here for more information...

2012 TEDx NapaValley

2012 49ers Half-time

To be in a room with Annabelle is to find yourself suddenly aware that you had been in a monotone existence void of color and sound only to have the curtains drawn and volume restored to LIFE. Feet begin to tap.  Hands clasp and rise before the hearts of audience members who hardly dare to breathe lest the exhalation cause the ...      (click for the full story)
 

Our Director - Annabelle Marie

At the White House & Abroad

VOENA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  Click here to help support our general operations...

Performances & Concert Tour

“If the world had the heart and the courage to see you and hear you, we would be different - we would be changed.  You are exactly what the world needs.  In your innocence and in your youth and talent, you can teach us so much.                

Dr. Maya Angelou

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