West Virginia's premier women's choral ensemble. Celebrating our 20th year THIS 2017-2018 SEASON!
SPRING CONCERT - SATURDAY 5/12/2018 7:30 at CHRIST CHURCH UNITED METHODIST 1221 Quarrier Street Charleston, WV 25301
Special Guest: Composer and Artist Moira Smiley
womanSong’s 20th anniversary concert celebrates our journey of making music together. We are thrilled to share the stage with Moira Smiley, singer, composer, instrumentalist, world music aficionado and lead vocalist with the Irish super-group, Solas. Moira is well-known and beloved in choral music around the world as a unique composer and arranger - with millions of singers world-wide performing her music. Together, we present a program of songs of sisterhood, family, hope, and belonging.
Moira Smiley is a Singer / Composer who creates and performs new work for voices. A musical polyglot, and vocal shape-shifter, her voice – and composing – are heard on feature films, BBC & PBS television programs, NPR, and on more than 60 albums. When she’s not leading her own group, moira smiley & VOCO, Moira tours with Indie artist tUnE-yArDs, Irish music powerhouse, Solas, The Lomax Project and Billy Child’s “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined”. Recent solo performances include TED, Stravinsky’s ‘Les Noces’, the London Proms Festival, features on BBC3’s The Choir, and ABC Australia’s Books & Arts programs. Moira’s recordings feature spare, vocally driven collections of warped traditional songs, original polyphony and body percussion. In addition to her performing work, she is in high demand as a choral clinician, composer and arranger.
together in song
womanSong chorale of West Virginia is the only all-female community choir in West Virginia. womanSong brings local female singers together in a community that shares a commitment to excellence in musicianship and a passion for performing. Under the direction of Emily Capece, womanSong incorporates traditional, classical, contemporary, and multicultural styles of music into concert repertoire and highlights works by female composers.
together in friendship
womanSong is more than just a chorus. We're a family. Every rehearsal is a chance to catch up with friends, and every performance is a time to share our love of music with our audience and with each other. We have had many fantastic opportunities to travel for performances and spend time outside of rehearsal together, and we think our friendship helps us perform at our very best.
together in west virginia
womanSong rehearses and performs primarily in the Charleston, West Virginia area, occasionally collaborating with other local musicians. The members of womanSong come from various backgrounds and occupations but are united by the goal of bringing beautiful music to West Virginia and sharing West Virginia's musical talent with the world.