A Little History
In the fall of 2012 eighteen singers came out to audition for a new men’s chorus. These dedicated singers joined together to create Vox Virorum (“The Voice of Men”). Each individual singer offered his own unique voice to create one sound. Vox Virorum is a community men’s chorus in North Carolina’s Triangle Region. Styled after collegiate glee clubs, Vox has become an intergenerational home for singers striving for musical excellence, camaraderie, and community.
Vox Virorum has become a fixture in the choral community and works to foster strong relationships with other choirs in the area. Over the first five year Vox has joined together with the Women’s Voices Chorus, UNC Men’s Glee Club, the Singing States Men of NC State, the Meredith College Chorale, and the choirs of Muskingum University. Vox has sung for many local festivals including the Bull City A Cappella Slam and the All Carolina Invitational Male Choral Festival, and has recorded for Arcen Games Video Game Production Company.
In 2017 Vox Virorum released its first CD, “The Music Before Me” as part of its five-year anniversary celebration. The CD is a compilation of music from the first five years of performances and is available in hard copy at our concerts.
About our Conductor
Jeremy M. Nabors is a music educator, conductor, and church musician in the triangle of NC. He holds degrees from both the University of Michigan, BM in Music Education, and Michigan State University, MM Choral Conducting. During the day he is the on the choral faculty at Durham School of the Arts where he helps oversee a middle and high school choral program of over 500 students.
In addition to his work at DSA, he is the Director of Music at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church in North Chatham. Mr. Nabors has served as the assistant director for the Triangle Choral Exchange’s to both Brazil and Cuba. He is currently serving as the North Carolina American Choral Directors Association chair for Men’s Choirs. Mr. Nabors has served as a guest clinician for many of the choirs in the area including the 2018 Montreat Music and Worship Conference Senior High Choral Director.
In 2012 he founded Vox Virorum with the goal of bringing the joy of men’s music to the Triangle. Mr. Nabors has sung with many of the Triangle’s choirs including the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham, riverdeep, Durham Choral Society, Duke Vespers Ensemble, and the Duke Evensong Choir.
About our Accompanist
Deborah Coclanis keeps an active playing and teaching schedule in Chapel Hill. In addition to chamber music and vocal recitals, she accompanied Women’s Voices Chorus from 1995-2014 and Vox Virorum since its inception. Because of her interest in innovative programming, Deborah has provided music for Shakespeare in September, a production of Shakespeare & Originals in Durham; Vincent, a lyric entertainment based on the life and works of Edna St. Vincent Millay; a musical review of the life and songs of Stephen Foster; Remembering Elizabeth Bishop in Poetry and Song; and A Mind of Winter, incorporating songs and poems about winter by American poets and composers. More recently, she has created programs that explore verses and song settings by Shakespeare (to celebrate the 400th anniversary of his death) and Emily Dickinson.