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   Event Details - The Canadian Women Composers Project


  • Start Date: Thursday July 20
  • End Date: Thursday July 20
  • Start Time: 07:00 PM
  • Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre
  • Phone Number: 6478242992
  • Event Website: Website


The Canadian Women Composers (CWC) Project is dedicated to bringing greater awareness to vocal music by Canadian women composers. In an hour-long recital, vocal repertoire that has been overlooked in the past can be heard, appreciated, and recognized. For the Canadian sesquicentennial, the recital will make its way around Canada, touring every province and territory, sharing the music of Canadian women songwriters as it goes. The composers that have been chosen for the recital are Gena Branscombe, Jean Coulthard, Jean Ethridge, Carol Ann Weaver, Mary Gardiner, Ana Sokolovic, Jana Skarecky, Martha Hill Duncan, and Rebekah Cummings. The works are sung in historical order, beginning with music by Gena Branscombe and ending with a work composed in 2017 by Rebekah Cummings.
Not only does this project highlight Canadian women’s music, but it also gives opportunities to other Canadian female artists. The poetry has been written by Canadian poets eg. Madeleine Guimont, P.K. Page, Judith Miller, Majorie Pickthall, Beatrice Redpath, and E. Pauline Johnson. A Canadian female designer, Carly Cumpson, is creating the gown that will be worn for every recital and the musicians who will perform the recitals are also women. It is a celebration of women in Canada by having women perform great works by women!

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