MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir
33rd Annual Spring Concert.
Walnut Hills High School, 3250 Victory Parkway
June 4 at 7 pm and June 5 at 3 pm
What a truly excellent experience this concert weekend was! Thank you to all the fans that attended the concert and sponsors!
Concert Sponsor - Market Wines, Findlay Market
Concert Support - Summerfair Cincinnati and The Louise Taft Semple Foundation.
Ongoing Support - ArtsWave, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and Community Shares
If you attended the concert, please complete the Audience Survey. Your feedback is important. We will draw from the surveys a winner of four (4) season tickets to the 34th Season!
This concert featured four (4) newly commissioned works! We are most excited about the premiere of our newest commissioned piece by Rosephanye Powell based on Maya Angelou’s poem Phenomenal Woman. Rosephanye skillfully puts the poem to music with a sassy flair as only Rosephanye can. It’s rhythmic, animated and full of zest.
Other Songs featured highlight phenomenal women and how women are woven together in history and in making our world a better place. Like our Facebook Page as we feature phenomenal women like Ruth Christiane Amanpour, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Pat Head Summitt, to name only a few.
Somos Tejedoras is a Spanish song which translates:
Weaving together, woven together, circled by the golden threads we dance, moved by the rhythms we harvest from our souls, we are the women who glow brilliant, dancing as we weave.”
Take Heart, by Ysaye M. Barnwell brings the subject of women, their struggles and history on an international level to the forefront. “Listen to the women of Bhopal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Madres, Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe.”
We all have important stories and so many highlight the fact that our work is not done. We have a long way to go before we have an equal and justice world.
Our four commissioned songs being featured this concert are:
Phenomenally by Rosephanye Powell, text by Maya Angelou
Powerlines by Kala Pierson, text by Denise Levertov` (the first GALA Choruses Cathy Roma Commission)
There is a Place by Rosephanye Powell, text based on Psalm 48
When I Was A Boy by Evyn Surrency
Our Spring Concert will also feature traditional favorites:
A song for, by and about MUSE' children
MUSE Alumnae are invited to join the choir in singing On Children