January 14, 2002

Contact: Sarah Ray
Posted: January 14, 2002

MIDDLEBURY, VT - Womensing, an a cappella group of six women performing songs from around the world, will give a concert on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts Concert Hall on South Main Street (Route 30). The group will also perform at the Lincoln Library in Lincoln on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Based in Addison County, Womensing draws its repertoire from the musical heritage of its members--French-Canadian, Chinese, Italian and American--as well as from other cultures. In presenting this music, the group seeks to invoke universal themes of community, love, freedom and hope. With arrangements that juxtapose solo and ensemble voices, and with harmonies that range from simple to layered, Womensing encourages audiences of all ages to travel the globe in its vocal journey.

Womensing has performed at different venues at the College and throughout Vermont, including First Night in Burlington and Rutland, Festival on the Green in Middlebury, the Ripton Coffee House, Goddard College and the Pyralisk in Montpelier. The group is currently working on producing its first compact disc.

The Jan. 27 concert is sponsored by four Middlebury College organizationsthe office for institutional diversity, the womenÂ’s and gender studies program, Atwater Commons and PALANA Center (Pan African, Latino, Asian, Native American).

For more information, contact Anna Sun, Middlebury College Chinese School coordinator and Womensing member, at sun@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5520.

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