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Inspiring Women Concert

International Women's Day Concert

Saturday 12th March 2022 at 6.00pm

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by Hennessey Brown Music in partnership with Conservatoire Concerts in Godalming. It will be part of the Guildford Cathedral Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and will celebrate International Women's Day weekend..All the composers and participants will be women. The concert will have a gradual crescendo in forces; starting with string duos by anonymous Scottish female composers. The central part of the concert will include the girls from Guildford Cathedral singing works by Cecilia MacDowall and Imogen Holst. There will be an instrumental interlude with young Conservatoire players performing "Riff for Strings and Snare" by Hennessey Brown Music composer Dominique Le Gendre   There will be a brief set of songs from Amies Freedom Choir who are all survivors of modern day trafficking. They will be the beneficiaries of the retiring collection. The climax of the concert will be a performance of Cecila Macdowall's "Everyday Wonders, The Girl From Aleppo." The libretto and music of this work depicts the incredible journey undertaken by Nujeen Mustafa in a wheelchair from Syria to Germany. The solo violin part will be played by Harriet Mackenzie and sung by the Guildford Cathedral Girls Choir, performed by the Conservatoire Concerts string orchestra and conducted by Katherine Dienes-Williams. 

Please note that coronavirus restrictions applicable at the time of the concert will be in place. Please visit the website for the latest advice.

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