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. Link to concert TBA.



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 OrchestraThe 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. 
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