Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St, Portland
Friday, January 18, 2019 @7:30pm and Saturday January 19, 2019 @4:00pm
Women in Harmony explores the closely connected concepts of hope and resilience. The overarching message of the concert program is that by withstanding tribulation and resisting hatred together, we can turn the tide towards hope. Song topics range from survival of abuse, as women tell their stories and vow “No more” in Me Too, to Harriet Tubman’s lifeline for escaping slaves. Notable pieces include Ruth Huber’s Signs, a choral setting of the signs people carried at the Women’s March on Washington in 2017; Hope by Ysaye Barnwell; and Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning, as arranged by Craig Hella Johnson.
Partner: Hope Acts, a Portland agency that houses asylum seekers and offers educational and social services to help immigrants succeed.