The hillsides are impossibly green, the mustard's in bloom, the vineyards have leafed out - it's Springtime in Sonoma County and it beckons! Add to that the opportunity to experience beautiful music in a stunning venue, enjoy wine from boutique Alexander Valley wineries and support a very worthy cause all at the same time and you have an event that you don't want to miss!
On Saturday, March 25th at 3:00 pm WomenSing proudly presents a unique program entitled "Moments of Water" at the Green Music Center. Some reading this will remember when WomenSing sang in Weill Hall in 2012 and had a tour of the whole center, which had not officially opened. On that tour we stood in the lobby of the smaller recital hall and got a glimpse of its interior, still very much a construction zone. In 2014 that hall opened, christened Schroeder Hall, after Charles Schulz's beloved Peanuts character, and it is in this stunning space that we'll be singing on March 25th.
Schroeder Hall is a 240 seat cathedral-like recital hall, designed specifically to accentuate instruments, organ and voice in an intimate setting. It's notable for its curved architecture with no 90 degree angles, soaring ceilings and its magnificent 1248 pipe Brombaugh Opus 9 organ.
As always, our audience will be treated to Martin's programming and directing, which includes a very appealing variety of music, beginning with J.S. Bach's Domine Deus to a 20th century piece, "Miniwanka" with its imaginative setting of Native American words for rain, stream, waterfall, lake, river and ocean. Other water-themed selections in the folk music tradition round out the program. A very special aspect of this program is that guest organist and curator David Parson's will accompany us in joint works and will offer a close-up peek at Schroeder Hall's baroque organ situated majestically on the stage-end wall.
But this event does more than entertain and enlighten. WomenSing has a 20 year history of giving back to the community through concerts in support of nonprofit organizations benefitting women and children. For this "Moments of Water" event, our beneficiary will be Global Partners for Development, a Rohnert Park based non-profit with an impressive track record of developing sustainable projects which provide clean water and sanitation to impoverished villages in Kenya and Tanzania. We're so pleased to say that Daniel Casanova, the Executive Director of Global Partners will be at our March event and will share a short video highlighting the work they do.
So we truly hope that you'll share this unique WomenSing event with us! Enjoy beautiful music and Sonoma County wine in this splendid setting, all the while helping us to support this wonderful non-profit.
Remember, Schroeder Hall is an intimate space with seats for 240 people. Don't delay in going online to purchase your tickets. Click HERE to order them today! All of us in WomenSing are tremendously grateful for your support. Thank you and see you on March 25th at the Green Music Center!