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Fall Masterworks Concert:  Celebrating Female Composers, Past and Present

Saturday, October 12, 2019
St. Paul's-on-the-Plains Episcopal Church | 7:30PM

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FALL MASTERWORKS CONCERT: 
CELEBRATING FEMALE COMPOSERS, PAST AND PRESENT
 
 In his poem, “Anthem for St. Cecilia’s Day,” the great 20th-century poet W.H. Auden wrote, “Blessed Cecilia, appear in visions to all musicians, appear and inspire: Translated Daughter, come down and startle composing mortals with immortal fire.” Despite the symbolic role that Cecilia plays as the patron saint of music, female composers are dramatically underrepresented on most choral programs and recordings. Our season-opening concert seeks to engage this lacuna by performing selections from the long history of creativity by women writers and musicians. From the Medieval mysticism of Hildegard of Bingen to masters such as Fanny Hensel, Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger, Alice Parker, Eleanor Daley, and Gwyneth Walker, audiences will enjoy a vibrantly rich mosaic of choral music. Guest soloists and instrumentalists will join the Chorale for this enriching evening.