About Renaissance Voices

Biography and Repertoire

Renaissance Voices was formed as a women's ensemble in 1992 by director G. Kevin Dewey. The group was originally affiliated with Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills, Michigan and has been part of the music program at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan since 1995.

Concert repertoire includes music from the Renaissance through the twentieth century - motets, madrigals, chant, church music, spirituals, jazz, and major works. The members enjoy singing in a variety of languages and musical styles, either a cappella or accompanied by harp, piano, or organ.

The ensemble has performed at concerts, church services, weddings, campus events, madrigal dinners, and music festivals.


  • The Earth Does Arise
    featuring Frostiana by Randall Thompson
    with men's ensemble Con Spirito
  • Requiem: Rutter Requiem and Sacred Music for Treble Voices
  • Joy to the World: International Holiday Music
    featuring Concierto de Navidad by Paul Csonka

European Travel

  • 2005 Norway, Sweden & Denmark
    with men's ensemble Con Spirito
  • 1999 France & Switzerland
    Renaissance Voices was awarded Troisième Prix at the 1999 Festival Choral International de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 1996 Great Britain
  • 1994 Germany & Switzerland

G. Kevin Dewey, Director

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G. Kevin Dewey received a bachelor's degree in jazz studies and a master's degree in choral conducting from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He has been conducting area choirs for three decades and brings to the podium experience as a professional vocal and instrumental performer, composer, and arranger.

As Director of Choirs at Henry Ford College, Kevin conducts Henry Ford Chorus, Renaissance Voices, and two vocal jazz groups -- Blue Fusion and Midnight Blue. He is also Artistic Director of Vanguard Voices.


The women of Renaissance Voices come from a variety of musical backgrounds but all are experienced choral singers. Many members have sung with the group for ten years or more. Entrance is by audition; for information please contact us.