This program celebrated our European and African ancestors who came to the New World. Some brought shiploads of material possessions — tools, household goods, books and manuscripts. Some, like the slaves, brought only themselves. All of them brought their memories. Our ancestors’ remembered music — hymns, canticles, folk songs, instrumental tunes, dances, rhythms — became the foundation for our rich North American music idiom. This concert was a sampler of folk, vernacular, and religious music from that immigrant tradition.
The program, with the Meredith Girls’ Chorale conducted by Fran Page as our guest ensemble, included works by Elinor Remick Warren, Barrie Cabena, Amy Beach, Alice Parker, and Salem, N.C. composer Margaret Vardell Sandresky.
A program including music by Elizabeth Poston, Frances McCollin, and Dame Ethel Mary Smyth.
A program featuring music about Mary, Diana, and Lilith, including pieces by Lana Walter, Mark Glick, Katherine Dienes, and many other composers and arrangers.
Performed on May 9, 1997. Program including “Dream Song” by Mabel Wheeler Daniels.
A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten and Christmas music by Margaret Bonds, Edith Borroff, Katherine Dienes, Jakob Handl, Imogen Holst, Frances McCollin, Jeanne Shaffer, Naomi Stephan, Randall Thompson, and Felicity Williams.
Ranked by Spectator magazine as one of the Triangle’s ten best classical concerts of 1996. Included “The Captives’ Hymn” and “Largo from Dvorak’s New World Symphony” by Margaret Dryburgh.
Vivaldi’s Magnificat, performed on January 9, 1996.
Performed on May 9, 1995.
Revivals of songs from the women’s suffrage movement, including “Votes for Women” by Mary Louise Carlton, and “Three March-songs” by Adelaide Thomas. Performed in January 1995.
July 14, 2012
February 18, 2014
March 3, 2014
March 23, 2014
May 16, 2014