Cirque des Voix®
Cirque des Voix® is Key Chorale’s dynamic collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory, performed under the Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park. This dynamic blended presentation of the musical and circus arts, unlike anything in the country, combines the 100+ voices of Key Chorale, the musical mastery of the 40-piece Cirque orchestra, and spellbinding circus acts for an unforgettable production.
At Cirque des Voix® 2017, Key Chorale performed the world premiere of a piece commissioned from Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo specifically for an act with Dolly Jacobs, NEA fellow, co-founder of the Circus Arts Conservatory, and world-class aerialist. The 12-minute suite for chorus and orchestra was performed with Dolly both in Sarasota and in Washington, D.C., and is a featured track on Key Chorale’s most recent album release, “Arise – Choral Music of Ola Gjeilo.”
In the summer of 2017, Key Chorale and the Circus Arts Conservatory had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take Cirque des Voix® to the national stage, as they performed on the National Mall to sell-out audiences as invited guests of the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, featuring the circus arts. The performance was singled out by the Washington Post as one of the top five events to see at the festival.
This season’s Cirque des Voix® production will feature acts choreographed to some of the most memorable, treasured scores ever written to tell stories through film. Performances will take place on March 22 at 7:30 p.m., March 23 at 2:00 p.m., and March 24 at 5:00 p.m. Check back in the fall to purchase tickets from the Circus Arts Conservatory box office, and subscribe to the Key Chorale Masterworks Series to get early access to Cirque des Voix® ticket sales!
Tickets will be available soon through Circus Sarasota’s box office 941.355.9805 and website.