Vox Femina's From Shakespeare to Shamrocks Celebrates St. Patty's
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The last date listed for From Shakespeare to Shamrocks was Saturday March 17, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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"Half the Sky" is not nearly enough room for the big, expressive sound of Vox Femina, the city's premier female chorus. Join the group as it completes its latest concert cycle with Half the Sky: Hear Our Voices at Zipper Concert Hall. Inspired by Half the Sky, a powerful book by Pulitzer winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the chorus has put together a stirring program of North American originals, from spirituals to rousing civil rights anthems. A few special pieces will be performed with the young women of Mira Costa High School -- the next generation of female singing talent. Finally, the women of Vox will give "voice" to their own experiences with an original commission: Acclaimed composer Jenni Brandon has set the words of individual chorus members to her moving composition "We Are Home." Learn More
Join Vox for a bi-cultural evening of classic Shakespeare sonnets and a wee bit of authentic Irish music sung in Gaelic. From classical works to folk songs, celebrate England, Scotland and Ireland’s many traditions old and new.
The first half of this concert is music set to Shakespeare’s texts. Though there has been a long tradition of setting Shakespeare’s texts to music, it is usually composed with both male and female voices in mind. We’ll be turning history upside down with our arrangements purely for the female voice. Irish and Scottish music will comprise the latter part of the concert. First will be a set of Scottish “waulking” folk songs, traditionally sung by woman as they gathered to clean clothes.
The last piece of the evening, A Setting of the Irish Blessing was written specifically for Vox by Graeme Langager, and originally performed during our 2007-2008 season. This particular piece was commissioned as a tribute to Lynn Bielefelt, a dear friend and long-time supporter of Vox, who passed from cancer.
About the Ticket Supplier: Vox Femina Los Angeles
A 34-voice ensemble, Vox Femina Los Angeles is dedicated to the performance of quality music with an emphasis on literature by women composers. VFLA is a family of diverse women who are lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual. Through music, VFLA celebrates women and builds bridges within and beyond the lesbian and gay communities.