May Concerts at State Street Church:
Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 pm
State Street Church, 159 State St, Portland, ME 04101
May 2016: Our two year Women and Health series will culminate in a concert entitled In Remembrance. This program will feature a performance of Where I Live (A Breast Cancer Oratorio) by Diane Benjamin, a multi-movement work for women's chorus, narrator, strings, piano, and percussion. Commissioned in 1999 by the Denver Women's Chorus, Where I Live raises awareness and encourages support of those who have been affected by breast cancer. Diane Benjamin will travel to Portland for the concerts to work with the chorus and to offer a Question and Answer session with the audience. The program will also include Breaths by Ysaye Barnwell, Eleanor Daley's In Remembrance from her Requiem, and other works honoring friends and family who have passed away. Community partners for this concert will be The American Cancer Society, our leader in research, prevention, treatment, advocacy, and support for those affected with cancer, and the Cancer Community Center in South Portland, whose mission is to support and promote the well-being of people living with cancer, their families and their friends.