The Brattleboro Women's Chorus invites you to join us for our Spring Concert entitled, "Sing, My Sister!" featuring songs about the power of voices raised in harmony.|
The Brattleboro Womens Chorus presents their annual spring concert Sing, My Sister on Mothers Day, May 14 at 4:00 pm at the Latchis Theatre. Under the direction of founder/conductor Becky Graber, ninety local women sing uplifting songs about perseverance, courage, hope, and the power of singing. They will be joined by five exceptional local musicians: Cathy Martin on piano; Julian Gerstin, Lisa Newell, and Ben James on percussion; and Lisa McCormick on guitar and banjo as well as with her ukulele orchestra.
Two songs on the program were arranged by Debbie Nordeen, the director of Womansong from Asheville, NC. One is Sing, My Sister, which was created by British singer Annie Lennox to raise awareness of and funds to help women and children in Africa with AIDS. The other is I Come From Women by Amy Carol Webb, which celebrates our female ancestry.
Two other songs were crafted by strong African-American women. I Am Determined is from Ysaye Barnwell and One Foot in Front of the Other is by Melanie Demore. Other pieces include Dig Down Deep by Libby Roderick; From Way Up Here by Malvina Reynolds and Pete Seeger; and two by Australian composer Lisa Young, Unity and Thulele Mama Ye which feature the percussion section.
The ukulele orchestra joins in on Grabers arrangement of Bobby McFerrins Dont Worry, Be Happy as well as the Israel Kamakawiwoole version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Albert Brumleys Ill Fly Away.
Tickets are $12 adult, $20 generous, $10 student and senior and are available at BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door. For information visit the choruss new website at BrattleboroWomensChorus.org or call 802-254-8994.
The Latchis Theatre (View)
50 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|