Fun for girls who love to sing!
Giovani Voci is a choir for girls, ages seven through fourteen, living in Pittsburgh and various surrounding areas. A descendant ensemble of Belle Voci of Pittsburgh, Giovani Voci’s goal is to create a safe space for girls to express their creativity through choral music. Belle Voci, our adult ensemble, provides role models for the young Giovani Voci singers. Women joining together to connect song and community is our mission.
Giovani Voci singers will perform accompanied and a cappella repertoire spanning seven centuries - ranging anywhere from Renaissance love songs to contemporary jazz, gospel, and Broadway. The singers will learn healthy vocal techniques, music reading, solfege, musical expression and more.
Participating in choir promotes team building, collaboration, cooperation, self-awareness, responsibility, and a healthy lifestyle. Each individual singer’s contribution is important to the ultimate product of our collective group. Therefore, we strive to address the needs of each performer.
Rehearsals will take place at Faith United Methodist Church in Fox Chapel on Thursdays from 6:00-7:15 p.m.
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What does it mean to be a GV girl?
Message from the Director
As we begin this musical journey together, I reflect upon my own musical origins. I have been singing since I started elementary school; memories of being in 4th grade chorus flood my brain every time I recollect my musical beginnings. Continuing in middle school and high school, choir was the highlight of each day. Friends I made as a young student singing have remained with me throughout the years.
My parents were musicians in high school and have always supported my ambitions. Pursuing a degree in music education was my destiny, and being in a musical environment brings me the greatest joy.
I am an advocate for social good, and see music as a perfect vehicle for effecting change. Singing empowers women; it provides a strength we can transfer to other aspects of our lives. Please take this journey with me as we begin a unique choral bonding experience together.
— Jenna Hayes
Placement Evaluations and Tuition
Ms. Jenna is excited to hear all new singers who wish to join the choir perform a simple vocal placement evaluation:
• Singers need not prepare anything in advance
• Music reading or previous musical training are not required
• Singers will simply demonstrate range, pitch, and musicality
As part of the mission of Giovani Voci, we will be teaching vocal technique, music reading and more to all singers. This community choir will be a space for any girl who loves to sing!
To schedule an appointment contact us at at:
Appointments can be scheduled anytime and will take place at Faith United Methodist Church.
Click on the link below for downloading all paperwork to fill out before your Placement Evaluation. Please bring the completed forms to your Placement Evaluation session.
Giovani Voci is a tuition based choir program.
All expenses relating to music, instruction, insurance, etc.
are covered by families’ tuition payments. Click on the document to the right for tuition information.
We believe that no girl should be denied a singing experience due to financial hardship. Families are encouraged to speak in confidence with the musical director regarding financial need. The Belle Voci staff will consider and approve requests for financial assistance.
Calendar - 2019/2020
Thursday, September 5, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays from 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Belle Voci á Dicembre
Concert with Belle Voci
Friday, December 13, 2019 @8:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1719 Mount Royal Blvd
Glenshaw, PA 15116
Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh
159 N. Bellefield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
* Winter Break *
Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.
Chili Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m.
Faith United Methodist Church
Winter Motown Concert
Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Spring GV Solo Recital
Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
Faith United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 9, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.
End of Year Party
Thursday, May 14, 2020
About the Directors
Jenna Hayes, Musical Director
Jenna studied Music Education at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music with a concentration in voice and choral music. After graduating, she taught middle school and high school music in the Butler Area School District, and at Fox Hill Preschool. She served as the K-5 children’s choir director for nearly five years at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. Ms. Jenna has also been a soloist at Calvary Episcopal Church and Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh and most recently traveled with Belle Voci as a soloist and chorister in Prague and Vienna.
Jenna currently works at The Ellis School, the only all-girls
secular school in Pittsburgh.
As a member of Belle Voci and Solo Voci, she strongly believes in the choir’s mission to “connect song and community.” By leading the young singers in Giovani Voci she hopes to provide a creative outlet for the girls, as the women of Belle Voci mentor them. Together we all will use choral music to help women’s organizations in the Pittsburgh area.
Carly Tansimore, Accompanist and Assistant Director
Carly studied Music Education at Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music with a concentration in piano, choral music, and elementary music. After graduating, she became the general music teacher for grades 1-3 at the Pine-Richland School District, which is where she currently teaches.
In addition to her teaching job, Carly serves as a core-singer and pianist in the Faith United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, an accompanist for middle and high school choirs in the Pittsburgh area, and is a member of both Belle Voci and Solo Voci choirs. Carly also served as assistant director of the Pittsburgh Boy Choir from 2016-2018.
As both an educator and musician, she believes strongly in the power of music to provide a safe, loving community for our young girls. She also resonates with the choir's mission to engage with
the community and help the girls experience the joy of giving back
to those that are less fortunate. She couldn't be more excited
to be a part of this wonderful group!
Questions? Send us an email!
Jenna Hayes, Music Director
Giovani Voci and Belle Voci are in-residence at...
Faith United Methodist Church
261 West Chapel Ridge Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238