Colla Voce of the Sierra is an educational 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to Creating Life-Changing Opportunities for Engagement with the Arts within the Sierra foothill community. Artistic Director, Janine Dexter, believes that the creative arts are essential in the emotional, intellectual, and neurological development of each individual. Through Colla Voce she is dedicated to the continued development of a vibrant creative arts sector for the Auburn area where every individual has access to opportunities for meaningful engagement in the arts.
The Colla Voce Chamber Singers is an auditioned, volunteer adult choral ensemble. Based in Auburn, California, the Chamber Singers are committed to the creation of participatory, collaborative, and engaging concert experiences using a wide range of genres. The chamber singers are honored to have been described as the Auburn area’s premier choral ensemble, exhibiting artistic excellence, delighting and inspiring audiences. Literally translated “follow the voice,” the Colla Voce Chamber Singers are committed to maintaining these standards.
Colla Voce funds a Music Docent program, bringing music lessons to students in local primary schools. A portion of Colla Voce’s funds are dedicated to giving back to the greater Auburn community in various ways: a Senior Music Scholarship, Music for the Humanities, the Auburn Food Closet, Auburn Ravine Terrace and various other local charitable programs.