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"Return to Joy" Women's Voices Chorus Spring Concert

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Duke Chapel
Allan Friedman, allan@duke.edu, or 919-684-3855

Women's Voices Chorus, along with a string orchestra, will perform a spring concert, "Return to Joy," exploring the themes of grief, loss, rebirth, and joy in a variety of music including Giovanni Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," Michael Isaacson's Holocaust cantata "Cradle of Fire," and several pieces by modern women composers. The concert also will include the area premiere of "From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez," a new work by Abbie Betinis that is set to Persian poetry by the 14th-century poet Hâfez. Amir Rezvani, president of the Persian Art Center in North Carolina, will discuss Hâfez during a 3 to 3:30 p.m. pre-concert lecture in the chapel. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at the door and at www.womensvoiceschorus.org.