The chamber chorus Voices XXI—“a select ensemble for the 21stcentury”—was formed in 2000 and specializes in a cappella repertoire of the 15th, 16th, 20thand 21stcenturies. The Chorus is also dedicated to commissioning and presenting new music, especially works composed for the chamber chorus, and has premiered numerous works, beginning in 2002 and including two works commissioned for the groups 10thanniversary season--a Christmas piece and a three-movement suite for chorus and guitar. The chorus made its European debut in 2003 and has continued to perform in Europe and recently in Costa Rica. The members of Voices XXI are experienced choral singers whose individual credentials include performances in the U.S. and Europe with renowned conductors and orchestras.
John Bullard is a unique artist—a genuine classical banjoist. He has gained international attention for his work in developing and transcribing classical repertoire for the five-string banjo. In 2005 he became the first classical banjoist to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. He was on the faculty of the world-renowned Tennessee Banjo Institute and is currently teaching banjo at Cairn University. Music from John’s highly-regarded recordings has been included in several feature firms. John will perform on three different banjos, featuring his classical interpretations along with familiar banjo music. Come to hear banjo as you have never before heard it.