Vox Femina's From Shakespeare to Shamrocks Celebrates St. Patty's
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A dazzling who's who of Hollywood and Broadway talent will come together for this special benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines following November's devastating typhoon. Performers donating their time and remarkable talents include Lea Thompson (Cabaret, NBC's Caroline in the City), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sam Harris (The Producers), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Valerie Perri (Evita, Gypsy) and many more. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Please see the full event description for a complete list of scheduled performers. 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.