Times Herald: VOENA returns from ‘amazing’ visit to Abu Dhabi

Imagine traveling 8,127 miles to perform one song. Yes. One song.

VOENA did it. And, said the youth choir’s effusive artistic director, the Solano County-based group would do it again in a camel’s heartbeat.

“Beyond amazing,” said Annabelle Marie, still feeling the effects of jet lag Tuesday after she and 25 young vocalists returned from the “Interfaith Alliance for Safe Communities: Child Dignity Online,” launched by the United Arab Emirates...  (Read More)

HuffPost: Youth Choir Inspires and Connects Worldwide Audience at 2012 Olympics

There’s lots to love about VOENA: their genuine joy while singing, colorful costumes, songs and the multicultural mix of kids (plus a few adults) whose ages range from five to 18. But what I love most is that founder Annabelle Marie inspires the group of more than 150 kids to discover their voice and use it for good. They’ve infused inspiration and happiness in the lives of the community, also singing at schools and charity events. (Read more)