For the final performance of their 2017-2018 season, the Atlanta Women’s Chorus celebrates the resilience and strength of women through life’s challenges. The all-women’s chorus will present two performances of Grit and Grace at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Out Front Theatre.
Tickets are available now through the chorus’ Voices of Note website. Prices are $25 now through May 1, $30 from May 2 through June 1, and $35 at the door.
A Personal Connection to the Music
“As a group of diverse women who face different challenges throughout life’s journey, we bring so much of our own experiences to this performance,” said Dr. Melissa Arasi, Atlanta Women’s Chorus artistic director and assistant professor of music education at Reinhardt University. “Women are strong, passionate, graceful and inspiring forces in our world, which we see through movements like #MeToo and celebrations like International Women’s Day. Through this performance, we hope to encourage our audience to follow their dreams, with dignity and vision.”
Arasi shared that the music presented in the June performance represents a diverse selection of songs written, performed and inspired by women. “From Broadway to recent pop hits and beyond everyone is sure to find a song they know or that inspires them during the concert.”
The concert will include a variety of different styles, from Navajo Prayer ‘Now I Walk in Beauty,’ and traditional ‘This Little Light of Mine,’ to Broadway hits ‘Defying Gravity’ from WICKED and ‘Astonishing’ from Little Women, to pop favorites ‘Roar’ by Katy Perry and ‘Shake it Off’ by Taylor Swift. The concert will also feature a powerful choral work based on the text of the Mirabai, “All I Was Doing Was Breathing,” where the women will collaborate with voice professor at Reinhardt and soloist Reverie Berger, cellist Nan Kemberling, tabla player Lalita Balakrishnan and a traditional Indian dancer provided by Bharathakala Natya Academy. “It is sure to be a stirring performance,” Arasi stated.
In continued celebration of International Women’s Day, the Atlanta Women’s Chorus is recognizing a “SHEro” each week on social media in support of women's successes and contributions to society. From chorus and community members to famous role models, the women of the chorus nominate their “SHEro” of the week, and each nominee is featured on the Atlanta Women’s Chorus Instagram and Facebook.
"Sometimes it's the smallest acts of kindness that create the most impactful results,” said Jennifer Sutton, Atlanta Women’s Chorus social chair and driver of the online campaign. “The Atlanta Women’s Chorus wants to recognize SHEroes of all forms; whether this woman simply took the time to listen to a friend in need or started one of the largest protests in history, both should, and will, be celebrated. We hope that this simple act of gratitude inspires others to recognize the remarkable women in their lives and spread the word."
Concert tickets and season ticket packages
Tickets are available now through the chorus’ Voices of Note website at http://voicesofnote.org. Prices are $25 now through May 1, $30 from May 2 through June 1, and $35 at the door. Season ticket packages will be available with a special discount at the concert for the 2018-2019 season of the Atlanta Women’s Chorus and Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. Season subscribers receive premium seating, along with discounts on later purchases of additional tickets.
About the Atlanta Women’s Chorus and Voices of Note
The 70-voice Atlanta Women’s Chorus is a talented, diverse group of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs. The group began in 2013 as the Atlanta Women’s Project, a small ensemble sponsored by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus (AGMC) which is in its 37th season as one of the world’s longest-running gay choruses. In early 2014, the newly formed AWC presented its first full-length concert and is now an independent choral ensemble under the Voices of Note, Inc., organizational umbrella. The AWC presents three concerts with multiple performances each season. Both the AGMC and the AWC are members of GALA, the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses.