Ars Choralis presents Into the Light, highlighting works of women composers, many of whom have been sidelined from the concert stage for centuries. The performances will be on Saturday, March 25th at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Kingston and on Sunday, March 26th at 4 p.m. at Overlook Methodist Church in Woodstock.
The featured works range from the 11th century to the 21st century. Largely overlooked composers including Princess Wilhelmine of Bayreuth, Italian composers Raffaella Aleotti and Francesca Caccini, and American composer Emma Lou Diemer are featured alongside better-known women such as Clara Schumann, Lili and Nadia Boulanger, Holly Near and Carly Simon. Other program highlights include The World Beloved: a Bluegrass Mass, featuring a 5-piece bluegrass band, and recently deceased experimental composer Pauline Oliveros's Wind Horse.
Guest artists include contralto Maria Bedo, violinist Elizabeth Silver and cellist Erica Pickhardt. Multimedia elements by Victoria Langling and Dominican artist Julia Santos Solomon complement the music.
Adult tickets for the concert are $18 paid in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets for children 18 and under are half price. Tickets will soon be available online at www.arschoralis.org, from members of Ars Choralis and from the following locations: The Golden Notebook and Catskill Art & Office Supply in Woodstock, DIG in Saugerties and Mother Earth's Storehouse in Kingston.
For information about previous Ars Choralis concerts, see Past Concerts.