Women’s Voices Chorus Mini-Concert

Women’s Voices Chorus Mini-Concert

Sunday, February 7, 2:00 p.m.

University Place

201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill

 

Our winter concert was snowed out, but you still have a chance to hear us sing! We will be performing the a cappella portion of the concert this Sunday, February 7, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. Join us at University Place (formerly University Mall), 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. Look for us at the stage near the center of the mall. And bring your friends – this event is free and open to the public! Hope to see you there.

 

Have questions or need more information? Email us at contact@womensvoiceschorus.org.

Bodies in Motion – Winter 2016

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Due to continued icy road conditions in the area, we have decided to cancel our concert Bodies in Motion today, Sunday, January 24, 2016. We are very disappointed, but the safety of our members and guests is of utmost importance.

 

If you have already purchased your tickets, they will be honored at the Spring Concert. Hope to see you then. For information on requesting a refund, email us at contact@womensvoiceschorus.org.

 

Sunday, January 24, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
University United Methodist Church
150 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

 

If winter seems to freeze you in place, warm up with our concert about people and creatures on the move! This program expands upon our fall offering, adding pieces by contemporary composers like Elizabeth Alexander and Ola Gjeilo. Percussion, guitar, piano, and a string quartet will accompany the chorus, with many works featuring soloists from our own ranks. We also will perform the world premiere of Eleanor Epstein’s “Mah Dodech,” a love song commissioned by and composed for WVC.

 

Tickets are $5.00 for students and $15.00 for adults.  They can be purchased at the door on the day of the concert. All tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at the ticket table in the lobby.


Strobilus Music Series

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Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.
Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church
314 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC

The Strobilus Music Series showcases local talent in intimate monthly performances. We return this fall with the dynamic program Jumping, Soaring, Spinning, which features jazz, gospel, and classical music about bodies and objects in motion. The concert includes compositions by Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, and Gwyneth Walker, with an expanded role for the WVC Chamber Choir. Admission is free, but a donation of $10 is suggested.

You can find more about Strobilus Arts, including info about other upcoming concerts in the series, here.

 

 

Welcome, Do I Sing! Videos

Women’s Voices Chorus is proud to announce that we have a new compilation CD, “Welcome, Do I Sing!” This collection features songs from our concerts ranging from 2012 to 2015.  The album can be purchased through our online store for $23. Want a preview of the tracks available on the CD? Here are five of […]

A Visit From Eleanor Epstein

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At our rehearsal on Monday, November 2, we were honored to host a very special guest: noted conductor and arranger Eleanor Epstein! Ms. Epstein is the founder, artistic director, and conductor of Zemer Chai, the Jewish Community Choir of Washington, D.C.  In addition to her work with Zemer Chai, she has served as a guest conductor and artist-in-residence with many choirs across the country.

As an arranger, Ms. Epstein focuses on preserving Jewish folk music. WVC reached out to Ms. Epstein to commission a piece in honor of Artistic Director Allan Friedman’s recent nuptials, and she responded with a beautiful setting of “Mah Dodech Midod” by composer Yedidiah Admon. This classic Jewish folk song features lyrics from the Song of Solomon in which the bride admires her “beloved,” describing him to the daughters of Jerusalem.

Ms. Epstein traveled from the D.C. area to work with us personally, coaching us on proper Hebrew pronunciation and the emotional force of the lyrics. Under her conducting, the act of singing the text became a joyous experience – one that we can’t wait to share with you at our winter concert in January!  We’d like to thank Ms. Epstein for taking the time to teach us about the inspiration for the piece and for working with us to bring her vision to life.

Sympli Trunk Show Fundraiser

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Please join us at Sofia’s Boutique at Carr Mill Mall in Carrboro for the Sympli Trunk Show!  Sofia’s will be donating a portion of its Sympli sales to the chorus to support our tour fund.

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The trunk show will feature the Sympli line, clothing designed to flatter every body type.  The preview sale will be on Friday, October 30, 5:00-7:00 pm, with free wine and cheese, and a 10% discount on all Sympli purchases.  The trunk show will continue through the rest of the weekend.

If you follow us on Facebook, please join our event and invite your friends!

Girls’ Night Out Comedy FUNdraiser

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Looking for a fun night out?  Grab a friend and join professional humorist and “Singing OB Nurse” Deb Gauldin, RN, PMS, for a well-deserved evening of laughter and renewal as she presents “Stretchmarks to Laughlines: A Casual Evening of Comedy & Music” benefiting Women’s Voices Chorus! Tickets are only $20 and that price includes wine, chocolate, and munchies!

Gather together with us on Thursday, September 24th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Unity Center for Peace in Chapel Hill, for a night full of clean humor with a positive message, wonderful women, and a GREAT cause.  It doesn’t get better than that!

The number of seats for this event is limited – we recommend that you reserve and purchase your tickets before September 21st!

Online ticket sales have ended. Pre-purchased tickets will be held at the door. Registered tickets can be paid for at the door by cash, check, or credit card.  Unregistered, unpaid tickets will be available the evening of the event, as space permits.

 

 

2015 Summer Benefit Concert

Please join the Summer Community Chorus, hosted by Women’s Voices Chorus, on Sunday, July 19, at 4:00 p.m. at United Church of Chapel Hill for a concert of music about the joys of childhood. The choir will present music from America and Africa by contemporary composers, including female composers such as Ysaye Barnwell, Abbie Betinis, and Judith Shatin. Artistic Director Allan Friedman will lead the group in collaboration with Nancy Whelan as accompanist.

 

Every year, the Summer Community Chorus concert benefits a local charity. Past charities have included the Arthritis Foundation and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. This year’s show will support the Kids Summer Meals Program of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The program provides meals to children in low-income regions during their school-free summer months. Admission to the concert is free, but donations are welcome and all proceeds will go to the food bank. United Church of Chapel Hill is located at 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Love Notes – Spring 2015

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Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
305 East Main St., Durham

Along with the related theme of faith, the theme of love has certainly inspired more poetry and music than any other idea in the Western world in the last two millennia. Our music will highlight some of the many sides of romantic love, including young love, lost love, erotic love, and frustrated love. We also will sing of love for our sisters, justice, humanity, and the natural world. In singing music from places such as Bulgaria, Korea, Germany, Canada, Argentina, and Samoa, we hope to demonstrate both the musical diversity and the emotional universality of this theme. Regardless of the language or place, the desire to experience music and love is a common human bond.

Please join us for a delightful mix of pieces, representing Brahms, Whitacre, Gershwin, and others. The program will include repertoire from Renaissance music to show tunes and beyond.

Tickets are $5.00 for students and $15.00 for adults. You can purchase tickets through our website, from any chorus member, or at the door on the day of the event.

Free childcare will be available on-site during the concert. Childcare will be managed by experienced staff in the education wing down the hall from the sanctuary. There are a limited number of spaces. To reserve a spot, please email us the number of children and their ages by Friday, April 17.

Interview with 97.9 WCHL for “Love Notes!”

Allan recently sat down with 97.9 WCHL to discuss our upcoming Spring concert, “Love Notes.”  Check out the interview here, and then check out the concert on Sunday, April 26th at 3pm at First Presbyterian Church in Durham!