For centuries the music of male composers has overshadowed and even silenced the musical contributions of women musicians. Nevertheless, women continued to compose! This semester, Amasong presents a concert of music exclusively written by women,
Included will be works written or arranged by Fanny Mendelssohn, Meredith Monk, Lisa Young of Coco’s Lunch, 17th Century abbess Chiara Margarita Cozzonlani, Smitha Vishveshwara, Ivette Herryman Rodriquez, Meagan Johnson, Tone Krone, Ethel Smythe, Peggy Seeger, Eleanor Daley, and contemporary artist, Imogene Heap.
As always, the women of Amasong will sing across genres including classical, folk, avante garde, world music, and a Justice Choir favorite by Abbie Betinis. Amasong will also welcome back CU’s all women folk bluegrass group, the Coneflowers.
There will be a silent auction/raffle of gifts donated by local businesses. Suggested admission is $15. More if you can, less if you can’t.
Saturday May 19, 4:00 pm
Sunday May 20, 4:00 pm
McKinley Presbyterian Church, 801 S Fifth Street, Champaign
(corner of 5th and John Streets)
On Thursday, January 18, our regular evening rehearsal will be an open house for all self-identified women who sing in the treble range who want to know more about what Amasong is all about!
We love songs with music and/or words by women…
…and in languages other than English. 🎼🌏❤️
Now is an especially fun time to join Amasong: in June, we’re going to Grand Rapids, Michigan to participate in the Sister Singers Network choral festival (June 27-July 1, 2018)! We’ll be joining 19 other choirs with hundreds of singers from across the country in workshops, performances, and sisterhood.
No auditions are required for the open house! If you like what you hear and are interested in joining for the semester, you will set up an audition with our very friendly director Heidi.
Join us at McKinley Presbyterian Church sanctuary (corner of 5th and John in Champaign). Exact time TBA but probably 6:45–9:00 or so. Email email@example.com for more information and stay tuned on our Facebook page.