Media Archive

October 2011 - VOENA performs for acclaimed actress and activist Alfre Woodard and ANSA at event to celebrate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  This intimate event celebrated the publication of the extraordinary new book “Tutu: Authorized”

November 2011 - We are excited to be in the studio wrapping up recording for the new Christmas cross-over cd.

“Voices of peace...” is the new cd that will carry VOENA’s message of peace far into the new yearIncludes new arrangements of “Drummer Boy” and “Gloria/Silent night”, along with old favorites “What a Wonderful World”, “The christmas Song”, “Imagine”and much moreorder Now!

November 2011 - We are thrilled to announce that the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games has invited Voena to perform during the Olympic Games. While in London, VOENA will also perform in the London Celebration Music Festival at the historic Central Hall Westminster and for the U.N. at the United Nations Association event, also in Central HallWestminster.

February 2012 - NAPA VALLEY REGISTER


Making her headlining debut at Silo’s Jazz Club in Napa on Saturday, Feb. 11, Aleza D’Agostino will present an evening of pop and jazz, featuring the music of her newly released CD.The vocalist is the daughter of Italy native and longtime California resident Peppino D’Agostino — virtuoso acoustic guitarist....    (Read more)

March 2012 - Benicia Patch - VOENA Children’s Choir TO Perform at 2012 Olympics



On one of those glorious days when white and pink blossoms could be seen against a very blue sky, I went to the First Baptist Church where the Voena Children’s Choir was rehearsing. I’d heard the choir a couple of years ago for the first time and was blown away by their music, the   (Read more)

March 2012 - Benicia Magazine - VOENA Goes To The Summer Olympics



In case you have been living under a rock, or just busy with life and haven’e heard about VOENA, the world-class children’s choir based right here in Benicia, please take note:  VOENA is going to perform at this year’s Summer  Olympics.  Known as goodwill ambassadors through performances... (Read more)

May 2012 - Times Herald - VOENA bridging London costs in readying for Summer..



Some drive from St. Helena. Some from Sacramento. Several from Santa Rosa. And two kids get a plane trip every rehearsal from Paso Robles, 216 miles south.  This isn’t your mother’s children’s choir.  Unless your mother’s choir played the White House.....


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May 2012 - Benicia Magazine.com - Listening: Featured Artist Jeff Campitelli..



You’re well known for being Joe Satriani’s drummer, what music do you listen to that might surprise us? Believe it or not, I love John Prine, Neil Young, Nick Lowe... acoustic guitar and witty, well-crafted lyrics and oddly enough ...  (Read more)

May 2012 - Benicia Herald - Summer Olympics loom for children’s choir..



The Benicia children’s choir, under the direction of Annabelle Marie, is set to perform at the event, invited across the Atlantic by the London Organizing Committee.  While there, the group will also perform at the United Nations Olympic event, then travel to Ireland for a series of outreach performances in Dublin.  Marie said the...