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Women's Voices Chorus: "Return to Joy"

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( Sun., May. 1, 2011 )

Performed by Women's Voices Chorus, Allan Friedman, director, with string orchestra

Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708


Themes of grief, loss, rebirth, and joy – Pergolesi:  Stabat Mater; Michael Isaacson:  Holocaust Cantata ("Cradle of Fire"); & works by modern women composers, including Abbie Betnis: "Songs from Behind the Caravan"



Singing in Persian connects chorus to Iranian community - one notable piece is an area premiere of From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez, a stunning new work by Abbie Betinis, set to Persian poetry by the 14th-century poet Hâfez. Dr. Amir Rezvani, president of the Persian Art Center in North Carolina, will discuss Hâfez from 3:00-3:30 pm in the Chapel.


$15, students $5, group rates available.

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