Voices from the Heart is a 200-voiced women's alternative chorus located in Portsmouth, NH. Directed by Joanne Connolly, the chorus sings a rich mix of soulful music from many cultural and musical traditions. Women of all ages and all walks of life attend weekly rehearsals at South Church in downtown Portsmouth. Women come from New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts to sing and to share the joy that comes from making music together.
The powerful and eclectic songs range from African-American spirituals to Korean songs for unity, South African anti-apartheid songs to Macedonian love songs. The songs are powerful testaments to the triumph of the human spirit. Sung with the strength of 200 voices, the songs delight and inspire audiences.
Cultural reviewer Paul Peter Jesep said of Voices from the Heart, "The fire, sparkle and warmth that these individuals displayed during the concert make them diamonds. Each showed extraordinary energy, passion and majesty. They're 'Diamond Divas'!"