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A capella group Womensing to perform free concert April 9

March 30, 2004

Womensing MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Womensing, a six-member a cappella group based in Addison County, will perform music from a variety of world folk traditions on Friday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Middlebury College Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Route 30.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The group's unusual repertoire includes Balkan, Arabic and Chinese folk songs, French-Canadian call-and-response tunes, and South African freedom chants.  Womensing's arrangements juxtapose solo and ensemble voices, and offer harmonies that range from simple to layered.  Established in 1995, the group has performed at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, the Vermont International Festival, Burlington's First Night, the Middlebury Festival on the Green, and at numerous coffee houses, music series, and community outreach events.

The group released its first CD, "Womensing," in 2002.

The concert is sponsored by several Middlebury College offices and organizations: Atwater Commons, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, and the Office of Institutional Diversity.

For more information, contact Anna Sun, Middlebury College Chinese School and Chinese Department coordinator, and a member of Womensing, at or 443-5520.

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