Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.*
Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.*

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA

* Pre-concert discussions with composer Mari Ésabel Valverde and poet Amir Rabiyah on 5/4 @ 1:45 p.m. & 5/5 @ 3:15 p.m.
Inspired by each other’s journeys of rising up, the PWC embarks on a collection of pieces spotlighting the efforts of pioneering women, including a new commission honoring trailblazer Miss Major Griffin-Gracy – and the indomitable spirit of women united.
Concert Teaser:
Rise UpJake Runestad 1986-Commissioned by the PWC through the ACDA Women's Consortium
My People are RisingCarol Barnett 1949-jointly commissioned by Elektra, Canzona, and the PWC
Four Songs 1. Es tönt ein voller HarfenklangJohannes Brahms 1833-1897
Four Songs 2. Lied von Shakespeare Johannes Brahms 1833-1897
Four Songs 3. Der Gärtner Johannes Brahms 1833-1897
Four Songs 4. Gesang aus FingalJohannes Brahms 1833-1897
CantemusVic Nees 1936-2013
Shir LaShalomYair Rosenbloom 1944-1996
arr: J. David Moore
Moon GoddessJocelyn Hagen 1980-commissioned by the Peninsula Women’s Chorus through the ACDA Women’s Consortium
Child of ImpossiblesJulia Adolphe 1988-Commissioned by the PWC as part of the Trailblazers Project. PWC-commissioned poem by Safiya Sinclair
When the Dust SettlesMari Esabel Valverde 1987-World Premiere. Jointly commissioned by the PWC and VOX Femina
No Timearr: Susan Brumfield
MsilalePaul Caldwell & Sean Ivory
Will the Circle Be Unbrokentrad. Appalachian
arr: J. David Moore