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× I Have Something to Say
Sunday, March 13 | 4 pm


In 1920, the right to vote was expanded under the Nineteenth Amendment to include women. One hundred and two years later, we explore what it means to have your voice heard.

CCS has commissioned works from three of today’s leading women composers — Augusta Read Thomas, Lisa Bielawa, and Jessie Montgomery — that demonstrate the impact of speaking up and speaking out. As part of the day’s activities, you will also get to dictate a postcard to a real or imagined President as a part of Sheryl Oring’s participatory art project I Wish to Say.

Stay tuned for more information about this weekend of events celebrating women’s voices.

THE PROGRAM
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Overture in C
Lisa Bielawa: Voters’ Litany (World Premiere)
Mendelssohn-Hensel: Gartenlieder, Op. 3
Jessie Montgomery: I Have Something to Say (World Premiere)
Augusta Read Thomas: Far Past War (World Premiere)
Ethel Smyth: Mass in D (selections)
Smyth: The March of the Women

ARTISTS
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Mezzo-Soprano
Issachah Savage, Tenor
The Cathedral Choristers, Canon Michael McCarthy, Director
Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Steven Fox, Conductor
Sheryl Oring, Performance Artist

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