Opens new doors...

"David Tang and VOX produce music that opens new doors to choral worlds most people never get the opportunity to experience. This ensemble's place in the city of Charlotte is invaluable, because not only do they entertain an audience with spot-on vocal production and interpretation, but the listener is also, through song, educated on what it means to be a citizen of the world."

                                                                                                                                                                                       -  James Kevin Gray, Composer and Conductor, Charlotte

​Entertaining and enlightening.

​"Charlotte choir VOX consistently presents crowd-pleasing programs that are entertaining and enlightening."​​​

Frank Dominguez, General Manager, WDAV, Davidson​

There's always an interesting spin...

"I'm impressed by the quality and diversity of the music.  You never know what you'll hear, other than that it will be fascinating and enjoyable.  It's not boring old chamber music, even if they perform chamber music. There's always an interesting spin that makes you sit up and think, "Huh, I didn't know a large group could sound like that."  I don't often go to music performances other than rock concerts because I'm afraid I'll be bored, but these come with an interesting story that takes intricate music and expands it beyond sound. You never know what you're going to hear, other than that it will be better than you expected."

- Bill N., Charlotte

A choir with a difference.

"VOX is a choir with a difference. Their concerts are full of surprises: diverse musical styles, premier performances, and frequent use of visuals for added spice. I thoroughly enjoy them."

- ​Mark S., Indian Trail

     David J. Tang, conductor, is the director of the Firebird Arts Alliance, the semi-professional choir VOX, and the music ministry at Sharon Presbyterian Church, Charlotte. The Firebird Arts Alliance fosters collaboration between regional artists from all disciplines and backgrounds in order to build better community, and has facilitated collaborations between hundreds of artists of all styles and reached over half a million people since its founding in 2007. Dr. Tang also conducts Opera Carolina “Street Opera” productions that feature local and regional singers.
     Before his current associations, Tang directed choral organizations, including Carolina Voices, Oratorio Singers of Charlotte (now Charlotte Symphony Chorus), and the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia. He also served on the conducting staffs of the Charlotte, Wheeling, Quad City, and Charleston Symphonies. He has led hundreds of choral, 

Conductor David J. Tang

The Charlotte, NC-based Firebird Arts Alliance, founded by David Tang, is dedicated to building better community and making better art by combining artistic enterprise with relationship building between divided communities of artists and their audiences.  Visit Firebird Arts Alliance's Facebook page here.
If you'd like to schedule  an audition, ​ fill out and submit the form to the right.​ Please note your voice part in the comments box. Also indicate if you are interested in a paid position.

  • Vocalises
  • Two pieces of different styles, one “classical” (e.g. aria from oratorio or opera, art song/lieder) and one other style (e.g. jazz, pop)
  • Two excerpts from:

              Mendelssohn St. Paul

              Lassus Beati Pauperes

Firebird Arts Alliance

VOX welcomes singers interested in a fast-paced, diverse SATB choral music environment. We perform 4 - 5 concerts a year, some in collaboration with other groups. Our approximately 24-32 members rehearse Sundays and Mondays the 2 or 3 weeks leading up to a performance. For further information please use our Contact Us page.



symphonic, opera, and ballet performances throughout the United States and served on the faculties of Davidson College and West Virginia University.
     Dr. Tang is also an Emmy and Telly Award-winning TV producer and conducted the nationally televised American premiere of British tenor Russell Watson.

A Member of Firebird Arts Alliance