Ars Choralis presents Into the Light, highlighting works of women composers, many of whom have been sidelined from the concert stage for centuries. The performances will be on Saturday, March 25th at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Kingston and on Sunday, March 26th at 4 p.m. at Overlook Methodist Church in Woodstock.
The featured works range from the 11th century to the 21st century. Largely overlooked Baroque and Renaissance composers including Princess Wilhelmine of Bayreuth and Italian composers Raffaella Aleotti and Maddalena Casulana, and modern composers including Emma Lou Diemer, are featured alongside better-known women such as Clara Schumann, Lili and Nadia Boulanger, Holly Near and Carly Simon. Other program highlights include Wind Horse by Kingston's revered composer Pauline Oliveros and Carol Barnett's bluegrass mass, The World Beloved, featuring a 5-piece bluegrass band.
Guest artists include contralto Maria Bedo, violinist Elizabeth Silver and cellist Erica Pickhardt. Multimedia elements by Victoria Langling and Dominican artist Julia Santos Solomon complement the music.
Adult tickets for the concert are $18 paid in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets for children 18 and under are half price. Advance tickets are now available from members of Ars Choralis and from the following locations: The Golden Notebook and Catskill Art & Office Supply in Woodstock, DIG in Saugerties and Mother Earth's Storehouse in Kingston. Advance ticket sales are also available online, at a slight surcharge ($19 for adults, $9.50 for children); tickets purchased online will be held at the door.
For information about previous Ars Choralis concerts, see Past Concerts.