From Silenced to Singing
In partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival
January 28 – 30, 2022
True Concord Choir, Orchestra, Tucson Girls Chorus (Marcela Molina, director) and Susanna Phillips, soprano
There is power and beauty in giving voice to those who have been silenced.
The program includes the rescheduled and highly anticipated world premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s work celebrating women’s voices and written in commemoration of the centenary of women’s suffrage.
Featuring illuminated portraits and the words of 47 different women from around the world and across time, this work tells the story of the importance of finding—and using—your voice.
The concert includes music by and inspired by African Americans and Native Americans, reflecting the diverse voices that make up the cultural mosaic that is the United States. This program also premieres the winning work of the 5th annual Stephen Paulus Emerging Composers Competition.
“They sure named the choir right. If you’ve never heard of them, treat yourself…choral singing about as exquisite as you could imagine.”
Brian Newhouse, Minnesota Public Radio