About Us

The Solaris Vocal Ensemble is dedicated to the belief that choral music - the powerful combination of music and language - can energize and inspire the human spirit. Our mission is to bring light and meaning to great choral works that span the ages, through compelling performances imbued with passion and musical artistry.

Based in Burlington, Vermont, this choir of 24 auditioned singers is led by Artistic Director, Dr. Dawn Willis, and Assistant Conductor, Frank Whitcomb. Solaris performs a wide variety of choral literature ranging from evocative and introspective a cappella selections from the Renaissance to dramatic 21st century works involving a variety of instrumental forces.  Visit the Solaris Repertoire page for a look at the list of choral selections from our first season and those which are projected for inclusion in future performances.

If you would like to be kept up-to-date about Solaris activities, please join our mailing list on the right so we can keep you informed about our exciting upcoming performances.


Solaris...Very Vermont


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Solaris at Lake Champlain, 2015



Vermont State House, Montpelier, 2015

Solaris at Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 2013