Cassandra Melodia Women's Choir's Spring Concert

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Acclaimed women’s choral group blend their 32 voices in this world premiere musical story of the mythological character Cassandra

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Cassandra Melodia Women’s Choir Spring Concert

  • The Theme: In this world premiere of a commissioned work from New England-based composer Hilary Purrington, the Melodia Women’s Choir musically recants the tale of Greek mythological hero Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, who was gifted with the power of prophecy
  • The Special Guests: The choir is joined by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell, pianist Taisiya Pushkar, and a band of four female percussionists
  • Extra Notes: The program also includes pieces from Emma Lou Diemer, Meredith Monk, and Nick Page, plus a set of classical pop selections

Melodia Women's Choir of NYC

The resurgence of women's choirs is about "reinvigorating an age-old tradition where people from all walks of life come together to sing and to explore something they love," Melodia Women's Choir of NYC founder Jennifer Clarke told Women's eNews. Still one of the freshest voices in the choir scene after a decade of performances, Melodia's ensemble takes pride in introducing audiences to compositions written specifically for the female voice by female composers. Along with Clarke, founding conductor and artistic director Cynthia Powell—who steered the nation's first gay and lesbian chorus, Stonewall Chorale, to Carnegie Hall—has led Melodia to great heights. The ensemble has appeared on TV and radio shows, and sang as guest artists at the Women's History Month Celebrations for the NYC Comptroller.

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