Women’s Voices Chorus spring concert will mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. The music will celebrate strong women throughout history, featuring a new piece by the winner of our Composition Competition, New York-based composer Michael Bussewitz-Quarm. With special guest Capital City Girls Choir Chorale. Deborah Hollis, Accompanist. Allan Friedman, Artistic Director.
Choral and orchestral pieces reflecting on life and love. Fern Hill is a poem by Dylan Thomas that “sings joyously of youth and its keen perceptions,” according to John Corigliano. Corigliano, an admirer of the Welsh poet, was irresistibly drawn to translate Thomas’ music into his own. Experience the tenderness of Five Hebrew Love Songs, which captures intimate moments shared between Eric Whitacre and his girlfriend-at-the-time Hila Plitmann. Journey through a unknown yet seemingly familiar utopian garden in Kevin Padworski’s Reflections from a Mexican Garden, which premiered just over one year ago at Carnegie Hall. Finally, the concert closes with The Awakening, Joseph Martin’s reflection on the power of music to inspire and uplift us. Through the transcendent power of music, we move toward reconciliation and love. Let Music Live!
Fern Hill – John Corigliano
Five Hebrew Love Songs – Eric Whitacre
Reflections on a Mexican Garden – Kevin Padworski
The Awakening – Joseph Martin
Sacred and secular pieces by women composers, featuring Carol Barnett’s “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” with bluegrass band. Revel in the beauty and the ecstatic joy of being overwhelmed by something too beautiful in Jenni Brandon’s “Giver of Stars”. Appreciate “Songstream” by the renowned Alice Parker, and experience why her works have been so cherished for a generation.
At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners – Williametta Spencer
The Giver of the Stars – Jenni Brandon
Songstream – Alice Parker
Prayers for Wind – Elizabeth Lim
A Burst of Song – Joan Szymko
The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass – Carol Barnett
ing Choir, Concert Choir (Boys Choir), Prima Choir (Choir), and Chamber Ensemble invite fans of choral music to join them in concert at University United Methodist Church (150 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514) on June 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM.
The choirs will offer a mix of spirituals, American Folk Songs, 20th Century compositions, and classic choral arrangements by Handel, Bach, Purcell, Strauss, Copland, Rutter, Leavitt, Parker, Carmichael, and others.
The concert is FREE and open to public.
The North Carolina Boys Choir was founded in 1972 as the Durham Boys Choir by William Graham and designated the North Carolina Boys Choir in 1983 by then-Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Through the years the Choir has sung with all the area’s major choral groups such as the Duke Chapel Choir, Choral Society of Durham, Choirs of Meredith College, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. They have also sung with the North Carolina Symphony.
The Choir tours nationally and internationally and has presented concerts in churches and cathedrals in Canada, England, and Scotland. In 2016, the North Carolina Boys Choir
participated in the Requiem by Faure; in 2017, they participated in the Te Deum by Berlioz. The choirs toured the Outer Banks and Eastern North Carolina in the summer 2018. The North Carolina Boys Choir and North Carolina Girls Choir are under the direction of Robert E. Unger and David Cole.