March of the Women

  • March 22, 2020 5:00 pm
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To mark the 19th Amendment's 100th anniversary, Cathedral Choral Society has commissioned three new works by some of today's most exciting composers: Lisa Bielawa, Jessie Montgomery, and Augusta Read Thomas. Featuring a range of powerful female voices, the program includes Ruth Crawford Seeger's ethereal Three Chants and famed British suffragette and composer Ethel Smyth's rousing March of the Women.

 

“Music is my connection to the world. It guides me to understand my place in relation to others and challenges me to make clear the things I do not understand. I imagine that music is a meeting place at which all people can converse about their unique differences and common stories.”

— Jessie Montgomery

 

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Program: 

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Overture in C

Jessie Montgomery, new commission

Ruth Crawford Seeger, Three Chants for Women’s Chorus

Lisa Bielawa, new commission

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Selected Part-Songs
Ethel Smyth, Sanctus, Benedictus,
and Agnus Dei from Mass in D

Augusta Read Thomas, new commission

Ethel Smyth, The March of the Women

Artists:
Steven Fox, conductor
Lisa Bielawa, composer
Jessie Montgomery, composer