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Almae Matres - Winter 2011

Almae Matres: Our Nourishing Mothers – Winter 2011

Women’s Voices Chorus presents a concert filled with music honoring all the stages of motherhood. Lullabies, requiems, and odes of praise are all included in this 90-minute concert. The program features works by Brahms, Palestrina, and Poulenc, as well as gospel, folk, Yiddish, and African music.

Strong Triumphant Women – Summer 2010

An inspiring summer concert to support UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center‘s research on women’s cancers. The concert featured a variety of music, from traditional shape-note hymns to classical works by Mendelssohn and Pablo Casals, to rousing folk songs. Each piece explored a different aspect of women’s courage, resourcefulness, and strength, qualities exemplified by women who fight cancer each day in North Carolina.

Ann Fisher

Soprano I, Part 1 I am happy to be singing again after a long hiatus! Hopefully those high notes will return with practice – or I’ll be singing 2nd soprano next year. I am originally from Allentown, PA and got hooked on singing when I unexpectedly landed the lead in “Mary Poppins” in 6th grade. […]

Sparks of Divinity - Spring 2010

Sparks of Divinity – Spring 2010

Women’s Voices Chorus is proud to present “Sparks of Divinity”: a concert featuring music of the night from Russia, Hungary, Finland, Canada, and the US. One of the highlights of the concert was the World Premiere of Lana Walter’s Sparks of Divinity written for Women’s Chorus and chamber orchestra.

Ain't I a Woman - Winter 2010

Ain’t I a Woman! – Winter 2010

This thrilling concert on January 24th, 2010, was inspired by the words of Sojourner Truth and features songs about heroines through the ages. From Old Testament heroes to the Virgin Mary, from Abraham Lincoln’s mother to unnamed women toiling at factories and homes, this concert sings of the strength and grace of women, both young and old. The choir also premiered three new works by Duke University Graduate composers, Sidney Boquiren, Paul Leary, and Thom Limbert.

Board Minutes Meeting: November 19, 2009

Minutes of the last meeting: These were approved.  In future, a summary version of the minutes will be produced for publication to the members site. [spoiler title=”Artistic”]Artistic Director Items (20 min) Recording “Songs of Radiance”: Everything is lined up. February concert: The terms offered by Catawba College were not good, so this concert will not […]

Board Minutes Meeting: October 22, 2009

Attendees: Marge, Karla, Carli, Jo, Sue, Diane, Shelley, Joan, Ann, Allan, and guest Darcy Wold [spoiler title=”Secretary”]Minutes of the last meeting were approved. [/spoiler] [spoiler title=”Artistic”]Artistic Director Items (20 min) NC Music Teachers gig/retreat  review: Allan was very pleased with how we sang and our logistics worked fine, though the NCMT group wasn’t as well […]

Just Us Chickens – Summer 2009

Our summer performance in June 2009 was a choral concert for children of all ages, featuring music, stories, and songs about animals.

Cheek to Cheek - Spring 2009

Cheek to Cheek – Spring 2009

This concert on Saturday, May 2, 2009, was all about dancing. The chorus sang pieces from South Africa, Slovenia, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Italy, Austria, and other lands. Composers included Barber, Berlin, Ellington, Porter, and Brahms.

Shirei Zion - Winter 2009

Shirei Zion – Winter 2009

On Saturday, January 31st, 2009, Women’s Voices Chorus performed a concert of music inspired by Jewish texts, featuring the world premiere of “What You Are,” by Caroline Mallonée, works by Whitacre, Copland, Casals, and Pärt, and a variety of Yiddish and Hebrew folksongs.