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We look forward to bringing you our 2018 season of music
Theme: All the wild wonders
Partner: Natural Resources Council of Maine
The concert will be a celebration of nature in all its aspects — flora, fauna, earth, wind, water, and sky. We will approach the topic with an eye towards our stewardship of the earth’s precious resources. The program will include such songs as All the Wild Wonders by the Australian vocal ensemble Coco’s Lunch, La Lune (the moon) by Maggie Furtak, The Peace of Wild Things by Joan Szymko, and Eleanor Daley’s setting of The Lake Isle of Innisfree.
Saturday Jan. 20, 7:30pm – at The Maine Girls Academy (formerly Catherine McAuley High School) 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME
Sunday Jan. 21, 3:00pm -at The Maine Girls Academy (formerly Catherine McAuley High School), 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME
Theme: Songs of Resistance
Partner: 25th Anniversary Concert – features newly commissioned song by Joan Szymko
The planning for this 25th anniversary concert coincided with the creation of the Justice Choir in the aftermath of the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017. The brainchild of composer Abbie Betinis, the Justice Choir is a movement dedicated to furthering “social and environmental justice…by engaging communities in singing together.” The movement, which has a number of choir chapters nationwide, has produced the Justice Choir Songbook, which comprises new and repurposed songs for justice by diverse composers. Women in Harmony joins the movement by performing six songs from the Justice Choir Songbook in the “Songs of Resistance” concert. These include Resilience by Abbie Betinis and This is What Democracy Looks Like by Elizabeth Alexander. Numerous other civil rights songs are also on the program, among them The New Underground Railroad by Holly Near, Never Sit Down by Gwyneth Walker and Walk My Own Revolution by Sue Johnson, co-founder of the a cappella group Coco’s Lunch. More than 100 alumnae who have sung with Women in Harmony over the past 25 years will be invited to return and sing four pieces on the “Songs of Resistance” program with current chorus members on May 19. We hope that alumnae from far and near will join us in song for this celebratory event.
Saturday May 19, 7:30pm – at the High School Cafeteria of South Portland High School, 637 Highland Avenue, South Portland, ME
Sunday May 20, 4:00pm – at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, One Middle Street Brunswick, ME
Available at the door, or in advance at a discounted price though a Women in Harmony member or at the following retail locations for cash or check only:
Mill creek Plaza
50 Market Street
1 Monument Way
500 Forest Avenue
Tickets are available online through Eventbrite.
$15 general admission
$12 advance purchase
$10 seniors/students (Online: $12)
Under 12 – free