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Women of Power

Finally.
A concert for women with music to empower! Just leaving the WCDA all state concert. CCMC members were performed. My favorite was Lee Kesselman's Ad Amore. The women brought tremendous power to this piece. Brava!

Joan Szymko also had an excellent piece "Nada te turbe.
Ended with a fun and powerful "Sisters" by Gwyneth Walker.

It makes me wonder why we still program Mozart.

More later when not on my phone.

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on January 11, 2014 9:11pm
I asked a couple young ladies which piece they liked performing best and they said Sisters.  It was visually interesting as the kids turned to each other in pairs and did a little hand jive.  I asked them what they thought of Lee's piece and they went on and on about how beautiful the chords were.  I agree!
 
The works were directed by Mary Hopper from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.  I got to congratulate her on her repertoire choices.  
 
I see that CCMC member Carol Barnett was performed by the Collegiate choir.  Carol, was that your arrangement of McKay?
 
The children's choir that some of my students participated in was phenomenal.   Michael Ross of the Madison Children's Choir directed.   The most interesting piece was "Bee, I'm Expecting You" by Emma Lou Diemer.  What a great text and especially accompaniment!  
 
Here's the enter repertoire list if anyone is interested: http://new.wischoral.org/all-state/repertoire
on January 12, 2014 7:55am
Hi Jack,
 
Yes, it was.  Many thanks to WCDA and Jim Rodde for programming it!
 
Carol
on January 12, 2014 9:20am
Thanks, Jack, for the shout-out!
 
And thanks to Mary Hopper and all involved in the WCDA program.
 
Lee Kesselman
www.kesselmanpress.com
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