The World Begins to Wake - March 28, 2021
With curiosity about life’s possibilities and recognition of the importance of community, WomenSing is always looking forward to finding ways to sing and perform. On March 28th, 2021 we will release our three-song video set entitled The World Begins to Wake. Each song explores moments in a woman’s life. During these challenging times, WomenSingers have continued to learn new music and connect to keep music alive.
Jane Siberry’s “The Valley” tenderly explores the determination of endearing love. The prose is reminiscent of Psalm 23, and its music shimmers serenely. With Randall Thompson’s “A Girl’s Garden,” we spring into a lively setting of Robert Frost’s poem. This delightful music charmingly delivers Frost’s witty and humorous poem. And, rounding out our concert is a choral setting of Wailin’ Jenny’s well-loved “Bird Song,” from which we have gathered the title for our concert. As we look forward to Spring 2021, let us celebrate together as The World Begins to Wake. Join us on March 28th to view this heartfelt gift from WomenSing to you.
YouTube Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAGmEift0Qs
The Light of Hope Returning - December 21, 2020
WomenSing of the Bay Area, California, and Elektra Women’s Choir, from Vancouver, Canada, have joined together to record The Light of Hope Returning. This work, commissioned and premiered last year by WomenSing under Ofer dal Lal's direction, has now become an international collaboration bringing together women’s voices in a seasonal celebration of joy and loss, embodied by the return of light. The online performance features Canadian soloist Allison Girvan and instrumentalists from the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. The Light of Hope Returning was conceived by Dal Lal as a concert-length work, along with composer Shawn Kirchner, as an American folk solstice oratorio. New York-based visual artist, Kevork Mourad, animated this event.
Visit www.TheLightOfHopeReturning.com for more information.
We Rise By Lifting Others - October 2020
Virtual choir performance commemorating 100 years of women's voting rights. In the charged socio-political climate we currently experience, we must vote to lift one another so that together we may ALL rise. Reflecting back to the 1920 constitutional amendment to enfranchise women in the U.S., and the 1965 Voting Rights Act that combats racially-based voter suppression, we look around and ask who needs to be lifted in our society? Recorded individually by each singer from their home and put together in the editing room. MUSIC: Her Beacon-Hand Beckons by Caroline Shaw (b.1982) WomenSing with guest tenor and bass singers
WomenSing Ofer dal Lal, Artistic
Director Paul Caccamo, Pianist
Josie Bailey, Video Editor
Revital Shmerling, Sound Engineer
www.womensing.org #Vote #19thamendment #VirtualChoir #WeRiseByLiftingOthers
#StandingOvation - September 2020
Virtual "mini-concert" tribute to our frontline workers and other women who support our community during COVID-19. Featuring WomenSing members and alums who take on essential activities during this time (health care workers, teachers, parents, volunteers, etc.)
THE MUSIC One Voice / Ruth Moody Psalm 23 / Srul Irving Glick Brave / Sara Bareilles and Jack Antonoff
WomenSing Ofer dal Lal, Artistic Director
Paul Caccamo, Pianist
Drums: Kelly Fasman
Video Editor: Josie Bailey
Sound Engineer: Revital Shmerling
www.womensing.org #choir #covid #essentialworkers #community