I Have Something To Say

I Have Something To Say
Sunday, March 13, 2022 4:00PM

In 1920, the right to vote was expanded under the Nineteenth Amendment to include women. One hundred and two years later, we explore what it means to have your voice heard. 

CCS has commissioned works from three of today’s leading women composers — Augusta Read Thomas, Lisa Bielawa, and Jessie Montgomery — that demonstrate the impact of speaking up and speaking out. As part of the day’s activities, you will also get to dictate a postcard to a real or imagined President as a part of Sheryl Oring’s work I Wish to Say

Stay tuned for more information about this weekend of events celebrating women’s voices. 


Augusta Read Thomas: Ring Out, Wild Bells
Lisa Bielawa: Voters’ Litany (world premiere)
Jessie Montgomery: I Have Something to Say (world premiere)
Augusta Read Thomas: Far Past War (world premiere)
Dame Ethel Smyth: Mass in D (selections)
Dame Ethel Smyth: The March of the Women


Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Mezzo-Soprano
Issachah Savage, Tenor
Amanda Palmeiro, Soprano
The Cathedral Choristers, Michael McCarthy, Director
Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Steven Fox, Conductor
Sheryl Oring, Performance Artist