Vox Futura is New England’s premier recording choir for composers, recording artists, film, television, and video games. Past projects have included work with internationally distributed classical production house PARMA Recordings, video game companies Nintendo and Bandai Namco, legendary German power metal band Blind Guardian, and platinum selling world music artist Sami Yusef (over 3.5 million views on YouTube).

Based in Boston MA, Vox Futura is comprised of some of the most highly skilled singers in the New England area. Projects range in scope from small groups all the way up to a large choir of over 75 voices. Soloists can be provided in a variety of genres. Vox Futura’s sound covers the range from quiet and contemplative up to massively epic, from simple to very complex, traditional to contemporary.

Vox Futura was founded by Noel Smith (international recording artist featured on numerous albums, Hollywood films, and video games) and John Weston (GRAMMY-nominated and platinum awarded producer/recording engineer and owner of Futura Productions, a world-class recording studio located in Boston MA).

The conductor of Vox Futura is Dr. Andrew Shenton, a scholar, prize-winning author, performer, and educator also based in Boston MA. He has toured extensively in Europe and the United States as a conductor, recitalist, and clinician, and his two solo organ recordings have received international acclaim.

Albums

NV6472 DASHING VOL. 3

Dashing Vol. 3

Release Date: November 4, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6472
21st Century
Folk Music
Holiday
Orchestral
Vocal Music
Choir
Orchestra
Voice
Navona Records presents DASHING VOL. 3, a festive assortment of new works inspired by the signature sounds and staples of the holiday season. Comprising stories, nods to classic holiday tunes, and an underlying current of wistful nostalgia, this installment of the DASHING series keeps the spirit of holiday music alive with new compositions and arrangements of well-known favorites. Brought to life by a number of orchestras, chamber ensembles, and choirs, the works of new and returning composers to the series are sure to ignite the charm and congeniality of the holiday season, highlighting the many facets that the bright break of winter can bring.
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Voices of Earth and Air Vol III

Release Date: October 9, 2020
Catalog Number: NV6299
21st Century
Vocal Music
Choir
Organ
Judging by Navona's VOICES OF EARTH AND AIR VOL III, this century is facing a significant paradigm shift in contemporary composition. The third installment of the trailblazing series again showcases contemporary choral music, and once more, it is mesmerizing – mesmerizingly tonal and aesthetic.
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Peace, Nature, & Renewal

Release Date: March 22, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6220
21st Century
Chamber
Orchestral
Choir
Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Composer Mark Dal Porto's award-winning, neo-Romantic Song of Eternity for Orchestra starts off THE MUSIC OF MARK DAL PORTO in epic fashion. If Mahler and Prokofiev had collaborated on a composition, it would probably have sounded a lot like this: pensive, evocative, and nostalgic. Song of Eternity describes the eternal renewal of nature with cinematic impact. It is inspired by an ancient Chinese poem, as is the next piece, I Seek Rest for My Lonely Heart for A-Cappella Choir. This work continues the subject of nature, albeit in a more individualized fashion, capturing the sentiment of a distressed soul in search of peace in a pastoral setting.
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Woefully Arrayed

Release Date: July 14, 2017
Catalog Number: NV6113
21st Century
Vocal Music
Choir
Navona Records showcases sacred and secular choral works by composer Jonathan Little on its latest release, WOEFULLY ARRAYED. Jonathan Little’s work has been described as “a music redolent of the past and the future.” His modern interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque techniques of composition—such as modal harmonies and isorhythm—form the basis of his musical voice. The sound is strikingly contemporary, yet also intertwined with choral traditions of the past. Several of these beautiful and moving settings of profound and poignant texts feature intricate “polychoral” techniques: multi-part, multi-divisi, solo, echo and spatial effects.
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Spells

Release Date: May 12, 2017
Catalog Number: NV6096
21st Century
Chamber
Orchestral
Choir
Orchestra
String Quartet
SPELLS, a new retrospective collection highlighting the music of poet and composer Juli Nunlist, marks a touching journey through the earnest, romantic, and dramatic sounds of the late artist’s compositional language. The album’s works demonstrate Nunlist’s appreciation for tradition and grandeur, and are driven by her remarkable gift for melody and clear fascination with instrumental texture.
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Voices Of Earth And Air

Release Date: July 30, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5923
21st Century
Vocal Music
Choir
The poet has long been considered a vehicle for expressing human thought and emotion through literary device, setting the seemingly indescribable to text, offering direction to the enamored and forlorn alike. The human voice adds a new element to the text, providing an additional level of complexity and expressiveness.
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