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The Radcliffe Choral Society and Harvard University are pleased to announce the 2013 Harvard Women’s Chorus Festival on February 15-16, 2013, highlighted by a performance residency with internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock®.

Featuring children’s, high school, collegiate, community and professional ensembles from across the United States, the festival brings distinguished singers, conductors, composers and scholars together to celebrate music for women’s voices. This year’s event will honor Professor Beverly Taylor, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wisconsin and former conductor of the Radcliffe Choral Society (1978-1995).

Performances at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre will also include the critically acclaimed Boston-based Lorelei Ensemble, Harvard’s Kuumba Singers and Radcliffe Choral Society, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, and others and present the world premiere of Elena Ruehr’s “They Used to Ask Me,” a setting of the eminent Canadian poet Margaret Atwood, a Radcliffe alumna (MA, 1962).

Additional festival events include:
  • Hildegard von Bingen Workshop with Laurie Monahan (Longy School of Music)
  • Conducting masterclass with Ann Howard Jones (Boston University)
  • Reading sessions and panel discussions for topics related to women’s ensembles

See the Events page for more information.

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