On November 8, 2017

Ladies’ Night Out to perform series of concerts, featuring VSO harpist

Nov. 11, 12, 14— Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus is set to perform its eighth annual concert series with harp player Heidi Soons in three fall concerts: “Searching for Something Greater,” Saturday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. at Weston’s Old Parish Church; Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland; and Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Middlebury.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Heidi Soons will accompany the choir in John Rutter’s “Dancing Day Cycle” and the tune “Slane” arranged by Dan Forrest to the text “Be Thou My Vision,” with Rutland’s Russian cellist Marina Smakhtina, who is also singing with the Ladies.

Over 20 women from Rutland and Addison counties have been rehearsing since September with Lucy Allen Tenenbaum conducting, and rehearsal accompanist Lisa Knickerbocker Sears. Songs by the Beatles, Cyndi Lauper, Cold Play and contemporary composers Audrey Snyder and Michael Trotta round out the concert. Trotta’s piece, “Veni Veni Emmanuel” embodies this search for something greater. The tune is a ninth century chant, but it is superimposed over a throbbing rhythmic pulse by the singers and percussion that is very contemporary.

There is a suggested $10 donation at the door, but all are welcome regardless of ability to pay. All sites are handicapped accessible.

For more information, contact Lucy Tenenbaum at lucytunes@me.com or 802-342-8348.

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