Ripple Effect - songs for expanding community

Cantilena - a women's chorale

On Sunday, May 15th, Cantilena - a women's chorale welcomes concert-goers back to its performance venue - First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington - after a two year hiatus from live events. With the goal of bringing music for women’s voices to a broader audience, the women of Cantilena celebrate a return to the local choral scene with “Ripple Effect: songs for expanding community” an uplifting variety of songs for music listeners of any age.

“The program explores the idea that as we work within ourselves to become confident in our abilities, committed to our ideals, and loving of those around us, our efforts “ripple” outward to the community that surrounds us. As we work to strengthen ourselves, we are working to strengthen our community. This community might be our family, our local area, a shared interest or even the wider global community. In each of these, we find a place and way to make a positive impact.” - Elinor Armsby, Cantilena Artistic Director

The selected works, written in the last hundred years, span various cultures and musical styles, including arrangements of traditional Zulu, Iraqi, Irish & American folk songs, and compositions by Randall Thompson [Frostiana], Gwyneth Walker [Now I Become Myself], Roger Bourland [Alarcón Madrigals], Ysaye Barnwell [Would You Harbor Me], Ruth Moody [One Voice], Rosephanye Powell [Still I Rise], and Anne Lister [Stone Circles].

Cantilena Tickets ($25-$9) for discounts & advance sales

Health and Safety All persons attending the concert at First Parish are required to be masked and fully vaccinated. The performance will be approximately one hour and without an intermission.
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, 4:00 pm

Cantilena performs at First Parish of Arlington
630 Mass Ave.;
Main Sanctuary entrance
Arlington, MA 02476
United States