Melodia Women's Choir of NYC: "The Poet's Song" on May 3 or 4 (Up to 48% Off)

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24 singers blend their voices in contemporary pieces that celebrate Shakespeare, Rossetti, William Blake, and Edward Lear

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The Deal

  • Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC’s The Poet’s Song
  • Section: general admission
  • Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Ticketing Options

  • $13.50 for one ticket (up to a $21.69 value)
  • $25 for two tickets (up to a $43.38 value)
  • $45 for four tickets (up to a $86.76 value)

Performance Options

  • Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Apostles Church
  • Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. at DiMenna Center for Classical Music

The Program

Under the wand of Cynthia Powell and joined by pianist Taisiya Pushkar and guest percussionists, the choir takes on a selection of contemporary works that pay homage to classic poetry. Pieces from Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, and other songsmiths will round out the concert.

  • Errollyn Wallen—Full Fathom Five: Belize-born British composer Waller wrote this Tempest-inspired piece specifically for Melodia in honor of both the late Nelson Mandela and the very late William Shakespeare, as part of the international Shakespeare 450 celebration.
  • Emma Lou Diemer—Three Shakespeare Madrigals: Lines from Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, and Measure for Measure mingle in the text of this three-movement piece, which also includes the song “Sigh No More, Ladies, Sigh No More.”
  • Eleanor Daley—Echo: Soft voices rise, intertwine, and undulate through this haunting piece based on Christina Rossetti’s poem about love, death, and memory.
  • Herbert Howells—Piping Down the Valleys Wild: Trained as a liturgical composer, Howells turned his sights on the awe-inspiring power of the creative process in this setting of William Blake’s poem.
  • William Mathias—Learsongs: Mathias originally wrote this piece for a children’s choir—which makes plenty of sense given the source material, five Edward Lear poems that include, most famously, The Owl and the Pussycat.

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.

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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    Holy Apostles Church

    296 Ninth Ave.

    New York City, NY 10001

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    DiMenna Center for Classical Music

    450 W 37th St.

    New York, NY 10018

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