Vox Grata, a Nashville-based community women’s choir led by Artistic Director Jeanette MacCallum, announces its Fall 2015 concert, “Out of Darkness,” which will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3900 West End Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee. Admission to the concert is free, but donations collected will benefit “Mother To Mother,” a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation founded in 2004 to distribute essential baby items to needy families in Middle Tennessee.
“Vox Grata is comprised of joyful women who, out of gratitude for the fullness of their own lives, possess a desire to sing together for the benefit of others,” said Director Jeanette MacCallum. “We are honored to have international concert artist, soprano Tina Milhorn Stallard, return to Nashville to join us in this concert.”
In June 2011, Stallard made her Lincoln Center debut as soprano soloist in Timothy Powell’s “Incarnation Mysteria.” She also performed soprano solos at the 2008 Summer Olympics with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and members of the Beijing National Ballet Orchestra. Stallard graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, received her Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Mother To Mother, Inc. Founder/Executive Director Janie Busbee thanked the Vox Grata members for their generosity: “Demand for essential baby items among needy mothers in Middle Tennessee is great. We are honored that the Choir has chosen to donate proceeds from its concert to help other women in need.” Since its inception, Mother To Mother, Inc. has donated 753 car seats, 463,900 diapers and 1,255 cribs / Pack N Plays to mothers in need through Nashville General Hospital, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. For more information about Mother To Mother, visit http://www.mothertomotherinc.org.
The concert, “Out of Darkness,” features Psalm 137 by Franz Liszt and Reflections from Yad Vashem by Daniel J. Hall. Vox Grata Women’s Choir performs repertoire that expresses a uniquely feminine spirit, especially works that highlight the interests of women in society. The group is unique in Nashville, raising funds from this and all of their concerts to directly benefit the needs of women in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. To learn more about Vox Grata, visit our website at www.voxgrata.com.