Santa Monica College Choirs: Nevertheless, She Persisted
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SMC Concert Chorale &
SMC Chamber Choir
with Guests Chorosynthesis Singers
Jeremiah Selvey, Conductor
Wendy Moy, Guest Conductor
Gary Gray, Piano
Frank Basile, Piano
Sophie Stubbs, Cello
Under the direction of Jeremiah Selvey, the Santa Monica College Music Department is pleased to host “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” a free online broadcast featuring virtually prerecorded choral performances by the SMC Concert Chorale and SMC Chamber Choir, with guests Choral-Scholars-In-Residence Chorosynthesis Singers at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 18.
In celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment of The Constitution of the United States and in keeping with the contemporary re-sparking of movements for racial justice and gender equality, the concert will celebrate the voices of BIPOC women who changed the world through advocacy and composing music, including music from the women’s suffrage movement up through the present day.
Co-directed by guest conductor Wendy Moy, the Choral Scholars in Residence will premiere Melissa Dunphy’s “Amendment: Righting Our Wrongs,” composed for SATB choir and cello, in which the voices of the founding fathers are juxtaposed with the voices of minority women fighting for universal voting rights. This performance will also include a collage work about racial (in)justice, co-composed by the members of SMC Chamber Choir and Chorosynthesis Singers. Updates, more information about the music and performers, and a link to the live broadcast are available at https://fb.me/e/3uUxF4Yfx.
The concert is sponsored in part by the SMC Chairs of Excellence Grant and generous individual donors. Donations to support the SMC Choirs are welcome and may be sent to the SMC Foundation (details at https://santamonicacollegefoundation.org/smc-choirs.php).