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“Advice to a Young Girl”

With this concert program, the women of Vox Grata will sing from their collective experiences and wisdom, as if singing directly to a young girl.

Vox Grata Women’s Choir is comprised of women of all ages spanning three generations! Though our age range is broad and our individual experiences unique, we live in a common culture and share similar values and hopes for young girls. This concert program will offer us the opportunity to communicate essential truths to emerging women. The texts will speak of living boldly, authentically, and intentionally, with a spirit of mindfulness and activism. The program will include American composer Karen P. Thomas’ Advice to a Girl (poetry by Sara Teasdale). Other works include music by Moira Smiley, Dale Trumbore, Gwyneth Walker, Andrea Ramsey, Stephen Smith, Lane Johnson and Joan Szymko.

Admission is free.
Free will offering to benefit Mother To Mother.


Proceeds from “Advice to a Young Girl” will be given to Mother to Mother. Mother To Mother is a Nashville-based nonprofit that provides vital health, safety and wellness items for infants and children in need by working with a special network of social workers, nurses, social service agencies and local hospitals. Mother To Mother distributes diapers, car seats, clothes, cribs, strollers and other essential baby items to low-income children from newborns to age 10.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019: “When Music Sounds” – the premiere performance of American composer Daniel Kallman’s “When Music Sounds,” set to the poem of the same title by the British poet, Walter de la Mare. Other works include music by Joan Szymko, Stephen Smith, Franz Schubert, Jim Papoulis, Zebulon M. Highben, David Brunner, Gwyneth Walker, Abbie Betinis and Hungarian composer Levente Gyöngyösi.

Thursday, May 9, 2019: “When Music Sounds” – the premiere performance of American composer Daniel Kallman’s “When Music Sounds,” set to the poem of the same title by the British poet, Walter de la Mare. Other works include music by Joan Szymko, Stephen Smith, Franz Schubert, Jim Papoulis, Zebulon M. Highben, David Brunner, Gwyneth Walker, Abbie Betinis and Hungarian composer Levente Gyöngyösi.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018: “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” – addressing the need for our nation to be welcoming to immigrants, featuring pieces by Abbie Betinis, Andrea Clearfield, Moira Smiley, Villa-Lobos, Joan Szymko, Kevin Memley and others.

Thursday, November 8, 2018: “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” – addressing the need for our nation to be welcoming to immigrants, featuring pieces by Abbie Betinis, Andrea Clearfield, Moira Smiley, Villa-Lobos, Joan Szymko, Kevin Memley and others.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: “Violins of Hope” Concert Series – “A Living Voice: The Diary of Anne Frank” by composer Linda Tutas Haugen, and other works centering around Holocaust Remembrance – (Including choral collaboration with the Blair Concert Choir)

Thursday, May 10, 2018: “Violins of Hope” Concert Series – “A Living Voice: The Diary of Anne Frank” by composer Linda Tutas Haugen, and other works centering around Holocaust Remembrance

Tuesday, February 6, 2018: Unbounded Creativity (with Alias Chamber Ensemble)

Tuesday, November 7 and 9, 2017: “Lifting the Veil” – Mystics, Maidens and Muses

May 9 and May 18, 2017: Operation Sing! A Musical Protest Against Human Trafficking (pre-concert presentation offered by composer Elizabeth Alexander

November 16, 2016: “Life Passages”

May 19, 2016: Songs on an Eastern Wind

May 3, 2016: “Live in Studio C” with Will Griffin – WPLN 91.1 classical radio

January 24, 2016: Recovery of a Lost Tradition (Vox Grata with Music City Baroque)

November 12 2015: Out of Darkness

May 22, 2015: The World in Harmony: An International Celebration of Folk Music

January 22, 2015: Songs of Mary

May 22, 2014: The Poet Sings

January 30, 2014: All Creation Sings

May 16, 2013: Klänge der deutschen Romantik

April 8, 2013: A Living Voice

January 27, 2013: A Living Voice