Women's Choir Concert in Stonington CT - Women composers of 21st century
Event Date: June 11, 2014
Posted: June 7, 2014
Location: Connecticut, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
On Wednesday June 11 (THIS WEDNESDAY) at 7:00 p.m., the women of Obesa
Cantavit bring an encore performance of their April concert of choral music to The United
Church of Stonington, located at 67 Main Street in Stonington borough.
On April 4, the 16 voice ensemble presented the FIRST all women's concert performed
by Obesa Cantavit, a group known for its sparkling repertoire and
special blend of sound, directed by Dr. Dara Blackstone.
The program repertoire celebrates the music of contemporary female
composers from the United States, Canada and Australia. The words of
poetry giants Emily Dickinson, Sara Teasdale and Christina Rossetti as
well as medieval texts find new voice when paired with the music of
the selected composers including Alice Parker, Gwyneth Walker, Eleanor
Daley, David Childs and many others.
The Australian composer Christina Green, whose works are featured in the beginning of the performance, is expected to be in attendance at this special encore performance!
The concert features a cappella pieces as well as those accompanied by piano, violin, concertino and 2 cellos.
Tickets are $15.00 at the door. Doors open at 6:30!
FULL PROGRAM is listed here:
Joy (Jocelyn Hagen)
To Sing is to Fly (Gwyneth Walker)
Three pieces for women's voices with two cellos (Christina Green)
Jesu (Andrea Ramsey)
Saints Bound for Heaven (arr. Alice Parker)
Midsummer (Eleanor Daley)
Evening (Ruth Morris Gray)
Quare Bungle Rye (arr. Tina Bull)
I am not yours (David Childs)
Echo (Eleanor Daley)
How can I keep from singing (arr. Karen Thomas)
Overture to Marriage of Figaro (Mozart, arr. Jean A Battle)