2014-2015 Concert Season

 


Winter Concerts: Rooted in the Heart

Friday, January 23, 2015   at 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 24, 2015  at 4:00 pm

Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland, ME

Women in Harmony presents Rooted in the Heart

 

January 2015: We will kick off our Women and Health series with the January 2015 concert on Women and the Heart, entitled Rooted in the Heart. This program will interweave music about the concerns of the heart - including both romantic and parental love - with readings related to women's experiences with cardiac disease. We will perform several songs, serious and silly, about reproductive health, including My Body and The OBG Why Me Blues. The concert showcases Eric Whitacre's sublime Five Hebrew Love Songs, and three choral arrangements of songs by 19th-century pianist and composer Clara Schumann. Other highlights are I Ain't Afraid by Holly Near; Mother's Prayer by Connie Kaldor, Love is the Mother of Us All by The Righteous Mothers, and the premiere of So Many Doors by Women in Harmony's accompanist Deana Ingraham Gurney.


Now in its 21st year, Women in Harmony is known for its innovative programs, including pieces from various cultures and styles, and joint performance with other arts organizations. Stressing musical excellence as well as accessibility, Women in Harmony welcomes women from a wide range of musical backgrounds. The group’s singing furthers an organizational mission of advocating for women and social justice.

            

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Spring Concerts:

The Strength of Women

Fri, May 15, 2015   7:30 pm

Sat, May 16, 2015  4:00 pm

Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland, ME


May 2015: The Strength of Women will focus on Women and Mental Health. This program will address various aspects of mental health, including songs about women helping each other get through tough times (Mae Frances and Walk With Me); women having fun together (Away Ye Merry Lassies); women growing into their own identities (You Are That by Deana Ingraham Gurney); and women seeking support from other women (Three Women and You're Not Alone). We'll also sing songs about things that make our minds feel healthy and happy, such as A Cat's a Teacher, which celebrates the joys of living with a pet; and My Salsa Garden, an upbeat song about gardening, good food, and dancing. Finally, this concert will feature the New England premiere of Lineage by Andrea Ramsey, commissioned for the 11th National Sister Singers Network Festival in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois in July 2014, which 30 Women in Harmony members attended.

 
   
 

 

 

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