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This preview provided by Women's Voices Chorus.
In 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Women's Voices Chorus will reflect on the human capacity for good and evil. Its January 21 concert will explore themes of war, the wish for peace, and the redemptive powers of nature, love, and mercy.
The title piece, "Song of the Universal," is a lush setting by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo of a Walt Whitman poem, beautifully arranged above soaring violins and piano. In stark contrast to Whitman's unabashed optimism is "Curse Upon Iron," composer Veljo Tormis's dark warning about the evils of war and unchecked technology. Rounding out the concert are works by Antonio Vivaldi, Abbie Betinis, and Gwyneth Walker. String orchestra will accompany the chorus on select songs.
Artistic Director Allan Friedman conceived this concert "as an examination of human potential: both the worst of humanity, which we can't ignore if we are to do better, and the best of our natures, which gives us hope for the future."
Tickets are $7 for students and $17 for adults, and can be purchased at the door or online at www.womensvoiceschorus.org; group rates are available for parties of 10 or more. Free childcare will be provided at the concert, though space is limited. Send the names and ages of children needing care to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenting programs of "fascinating diversity" with "a gorgeous sound" and "inspirational leadership," Women's Voices Chorus is the premier Triangle chorus for sopranos and altos. Its members perform a unique repertoire, bringing to life a wide range of choral music written by and for women. Deborah Hollis, Pianist. Allan Friedman, Artistic Director. www.womensvoiceschorus.org