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To Give Voice

Categorized as: Performing Arts & Dance
Event tags: Music, Concert, Vocals, Choral, Chorus, singing


Sunday, June 5, 2016, 4 pm; Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 8 pm

WomenSing culminates our 50th anniversary celebration with a spring choral concert giving voice to the variety of musical traditions that have shaped America and WomenSing. The program will include works by William Billings and Aaron Copland, as well as the world premiere of our Youth Inspiring Youth commissioned work by Marjorie Halloran. We include Staheli's arrangement of Harry Belafonte's beloved "Turn Around," and bring back a WomenSing favorite, "Bright Morning Stars," a traditional Appalachian song arranged for WomenSing by Shawn Kirchner.

We will also honor women who have been instrumental in giving voice, featuring the Maya Angelou-inspired "Still I Rise," and Alice Parker's "Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal," in celebration of her immeasurable contribution to choral music in America and beyond. We will revisit WomenSing commissioned pieces "Of Being Is A Bird" and "That Fascinating Chill That Music Leaves," Libby Larsen's setting of two Emily Dickenson poems.

What did "new music" sound like, 10, 25, and 50 years ago? Come hear music from WomenSing performances past, providing a glimpse of the then new American sound.

$28 general admission; $10 for students and youth 18 and under.

Presented by WomenSing.

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