Saturday, January 26 4:00 pm
Sunday, January 27 4:00 pm
McKinley Presbyterian Church, 801 S Fifth Street, Champaign (corner of 5th and John Streets)
Suggested admission is $15. More if you can, less if you can’t.
“Modern Music” is so last century. Literally. The modern era in music began over 100 years ago. Come hear what is happening in choral music today as Amasong, moving forward, presents “Sing About It,” a concert composed entirely in the 21st century. Drawing from the entire history of musical styles and unbound by any particular school of thought, these living composers create sounds as unique as they are.
Are you a woman who likes to sing?
Does the word audition intimidate you just a tiny bit?
Amasong is a local community women’s chorus, beginning their 28th year of making music and making waves in central Illinois. On August 30, 2018 we will host an Open House to let women see what Amasong is all about. This will be an open rehearsal with singing and no auditions. The Open House will be at 6:45 p.m. at McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., Champaign. For more information about the chorus, visit us on Facebook or check out the rest of our website! Bring a friend and come sing with Amasong!
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)