who we are

vox peregrini is an elite choral ensemble comprised of professional singers, conductors, and experienced musicians who intentionally pursue the formative power of music, ensemble, and the rehearsal process by placing all rehearsals and performances within the context of pilgrimage.

Just as pilgrimage has been both real and metaphoric for virtually every religion in the world, it can be both real and metaphoric for music and musicians.  As the music progresses through the rehearsal process, the musicians themselves progress on foot from village to village.

our name

vox peregrini can be loosely translated as "the voice of pilgrims."   The terms 'pilgrim' and 'peregrinus' have carried multiple meanings over the centuries and have an extensive history.  Phillip Edwards offers a detailed, yet concise introduction to the terms in his book, Pilgrimage and Literary Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

People need wild places.  Whether or not we think we do, we do.  We need to be able to taste grace and know again that we desire it.  We need to experience a landscape that is timeless, whose agenda moves at the pace of speciation and glaciers.  To be surrounded by a singing, mating, howling commotion of other species, all of which love their lives as much as we do ours, and none of which could possibly care less about us in our place.  It reminds us that our plans are small and somewhat absurd.        BARBARA KINGSOLVER, Small Wonder