PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Festival Chorus will present “A Woman’s Voice,” at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and at 4 p.m. April 26 at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road.
The chorus, co-directed by William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, features instrumentalist Adam Grüschow, bassoon. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920, which guaranteed and protected women's constitutional right to vote, “A Woman’s Voice” explores some of women’s key life experiences.
Selections in the program range from spirituals and gospel songs to folksongs and sensitive settings of poetry. Some of the texts are by writers as well-known as Abigail Adams, Helen Keller and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, while choral settings are creations of contemporary women composers, including Carolyn Jennings, Rosephanye Powell and Gwyneth Walker.
Since 1999, PFC has performed for South Shore audiences. More than 70 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble, dedicated to authentic choral singing. During this anniversary year when Plymouth celebrates its 400th year, PFC will perform a special concert in October that will include a newly commissioned work. In December, PFC will present their annual holiday season concert and a Messiah Sing.
Tickets for “A Woman’s Voice” are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens, and $15 for students older than 14. Children aged 14 and younger are admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at http://pilgrimfestivalchorus.org or from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, call Greg at 508-224-1944. For more information, visit http://pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.