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Festival celebrates the music of other nations in a variety of languages

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Festival celebrates the music of other nations in a variety of languages

16 Aug 2017

The Savannah VOICE Festival makes it possible to travel around the world without carrying a passport.

Maria Zouves, the festival’s executive director and co-founder, says “VOICES around the World,” an annual concert set for Aug. 24 at Christ Church, is one of the festival’s most popular programs.

“Its singers will share song repertoire from different countries in different languages — German, Italian, Czech, French and English, primarily,” she says. “Our festival artists are involved — Kristin Schwecke, Nicholas Yaquito, Scott Russell, Megan Cleaveland, Peter Lake, Alex Lawrence, Nan Qin, Chad Sonka and Jeffrey Martin.”

The program is part of the festival’s fifth anniversary season, “Funny@Five.” Participating singers will celebrate several cultures, with a focus on German repertoire in honor of the Teutonic Council of Savannah, which was founded as a nonprofit organization in 2015 to support and raise awareness of Germanic art and culture.

“The event is wonderfully supported by a new sponsor, the Teutonic Council, which is an organization of German Clubs,” Zouves says. “As you can imagine, we are featuring and celebrating German Lieder.”

Performing in “VOICES Around the World” allows the singers to show their range and versatility.

“We will feature some of our shooting stars in ‘VOICES Around the World,’” Zouves says. “It’s a great way to lead into our last week of our fifth anniversary. We are so proud to present these incredibly talented singers and we know you all will be just as dazzled by their talent as we are.”

IF YOU GO

What: VOICES Around the World

When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24

Where: Christ Church, 28 Bull St.

Cost: $45

Info: savannahvoicefestival.org

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