December 27, 2017
Deux Voix Concert Wednesday, January 10, noon
Founded just over two years ago, Deux Voix (french for "two voices") has amassed significant success and a rapidly growing reputation across the country. In addition to numerous performances in their home in southeast Texas, they have presented concerts in locations such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC, The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Maine, the Mayo Clinic Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota and Myers Park United Methodist in Charlotte, North Carolina. Other venues include Plymouth Church in Seattle, St. Paul’s Episcopal in Duluth, Minnesota, Abington Presbyterian in Philadelphia, the Washington Music Festival in Port Angeles, Washington and Westminster Presbyterian and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Churches in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They also presented a wildly successful headlining program for the L’Organo Series at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina in May, 2015, where they performed a formal dedication concert for the new organ at The Citadel, and set a record for the largest crowd in the over thirty-year history of the series.
The inspiration for the name Deux Voix, comes from renowned organist and teacher Marie Claire-Alain's collaboration with legendary trumpet soloist Maurice Andre. Organist, Stephen Distad, studied with Claire-Alain at the Conservatoire de Rueil Malmaison in Paris. The name and mission of Deux Voix is a pays tribute to this truly legendary musical duo.
Stephen and Justin maintain an active concert schedule. Upcoming performances include Texas, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana and Deux Voix's first European tour in summer, 2018, where they were invited to perform in the prestigious International Organ Festival in Bergen, Norway.
Striving toward their mission to expand the world of trumpet and organ, Stephen and Justin constantly adapt works from other genres and instrumentations, such as jazz, Broadway, opera and current popular music, to reach a wider audience. They also commission new works by renowned composers, such as Mark Hayes and Craig Courtney.
Suggested donation, $10/per person, benefits Plymouth music programs.