Spring 2017 concert: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4:00pm
Radiant Sister: Songs for Women's Voices by Contemporary American Composers
Cantilena premieres their 2017 commission* Of a Sun She Can Remember, about Helen Keller by Ellen Gilson Voth, and revisits commissions by previous Cantilena directors Scott Wheeler and Kenneth Seitz.
Also included in the Spring 2017 performance are Songs for Women's Voices by Gwyneth Walker, Blessing by Katie Moran Bart, Threaded with Stars by Susan LaBarr, and Radiant Sister of the Day by David Brunner.
Our director, Jennifer Kane, says of this program: "The works on this program span the gamut in subject: earthly beauty, personal strength, illumination, aspects of love, and playful silliness. Yet, they all represent the unique voice of a particular composer who is, in turn, giving voice to the meaning of the poetry."
Watch this video of Jennifer's interview with composer Ellen Gilson Voth about her creative process for Of a Sun She Can Remember.
* This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
First Parish Unitarian Universalist
630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA