Still WE Rise: Changing HERstory

Ensemble Lyrae

“Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.”

Ensemble Lyrae’s “Still WE Rise: Changing HERstory,” is rising from the ashes of March 2020 and finally coming to life! This concert explores the theme of women throughout history who have persisted in the face of obstacles. It celebrates those who have spoken up, risen up, fought for what is right, and paved the way for others by changing the course of history. Works include the stories and/or words of women such as Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Malala Yousafzai, Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, and Anne Frank, among many others. The program also includes a set of suffragette songs, never taking for granted our fundamental right to vote

We stand on the shoulders of the courageous women who came before us. While we have made much progress, there is still work to be done. Women and men are waking and rising to the call for conscious engagement around widespread imbalances.

WE rise
WE rise
WE rise.


Saturday, May 11th, 2024 at 7:30 PM
St. John the Evangelist Church
2254 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
$15 Advance Tickets
Tickets at the Door
$20 General Admission
$12 Group Tickets (for groups of 10 or more)
Children 12 and under - FREE

Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Shirley Meeting House
41 Brown Road, Shirley, MA
$15 donation to the Shirley Meeting House

Sunday, May 19th, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Our Lady, Star of the Sea
85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead, MA
Admission is FREE for all.
A free will offering will be taken and gratefully received.
, 7:00 pm

Shirley Meeting House
41 Brown Road
Shirley, MA 01464
United States
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