Renaissance Voices was formed as a women's ensemble in 1992 by director G. Kevin Dewey. The group was originally affiliated with Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills, Michigan and has been part of the music program at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan since 1995.
Concert repertoire includes music from the Renaissance through the twentieth century - motets, madrigals, chant, church music, spirituals, jazz, and major works. The members enjoy singing in a variety of languages and musical styles, either a cappella or accompanied by harp, piano, or organ.
The ensemble has performed at concerts, church services, weddings, campus events, madrigal dinners, and music festivals.
G. Kevin Dewey received a bachelor's degree in jazz studies and a master's degree in choral conducting from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He has been conducting area choirs for three decades and brings to the podium experience as a professional vocal and instrumental performer, composer, and arranger.
As Director of Choirs at Henry Ford College, Kevin conducts Henry Ford Chorus, Renaissance Voices, and two vocal jazz groups -- Blue Fusion and Midnight Blue. He is also Artistic Director of Vanguard Voices.
The women of Renaissance Voices come from a variety of musical backgrounds but all are experienced choral singers. Many members have sung with the group for ten years or more. Entrance is by audition; for information please contact us.