Brava: 25 Years of Music

Saturday, November 7, 2015 to Sunday, November 8, 2015
McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 South 5th

Amasong presents the concert "Brava: 25 Years of Music," featuring music premiered by the chorus over its quarter century. The concert will also be the world premiere of "Let it Matter” by American composer Dr. Elizabeth Alexander [http://www.seafarerpress.com/biography], written for Amasong's 25th anniversary.

The concert will be a homecoming for former musical directors and friends of the choir, including founding director Dr.  Kirstina Boerger, past directors Meagan Smith and Deb Skydell, and New Oreleans funk/jazz singer and composer Lilli Lewis [http://www.lillilewis.com].

Founded in 1990, Amasong is a vibrant part of the music, feminist, and LGBTQ communities in central Illinois. Amasong sings music of women’s experiences around the world and throughout history, drawing heavily upon diverse global folk music traditions. Over the last quarter century, the group has created opportunities lesbians and feminist women to gather together in the pursuit of musical excellence.

The chorus has performed hundreds of concerts, released 5 CDs [http://amasong.org/?page_id=73], and won national awards. Recently, Amasong hosted the Sister Singers Network festival of 450 musicians from women’s choruses from across the United States and sang with That’s What She Said to a full house at the Virginia Theater.

 

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