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This preview has been provided by Women's Voices Chorus.
On Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., Women's Voices Chorus will present The Womanly Song of God at First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham.
"I am the God of a thousand names: why cannot one of them be Woman singing?" So asks poet Catherine de Vinck in the title piece of this concert, which features stunning music about powerful women. The first half of the program includes From Behind the Caravan by Abbie Betinis, based on the Persian poetry of Hâfez. The second half presents diverse works about brave women from the three faiths of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
"This music reflects various conceptions about our relationship to God or to various gods," says Artistic Director Allan Friedman. "A wide range of human emotions are expressed through musical protagonists as they praise, question, or humble themselves before the divine."
WVC is thrilled to welcome the Women's Choir of Durham's Northern High School to the stage for select pieces in this program.
Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for adults. They can be purchased at the door or online at http://womensvoiceschorus.org/product/the-womanly-song-of-god. Tickets to WVC's January concert, canceled due to icy weather, will be honored at the door in April.
About Women's Voices Chorus
Under the leadership of Friedman, Women's Voices Chorus has evolved into the premier Triangle chorus for sopranos and altos. While performing a wide and diverse repertoire, it remains steadfast in support of a threefold mission: to provide a welcoming place in the Triangle for women to share the joy of singing together, to promote choral works written by and for women, and to strive to achieve the highest standards of musical excellence.