Claiming the Sky: Voices of Phenomenal Women

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February 7, 2015 at 4 p.m.

February 8, 2015 at 4 p.m.

VocalPoint Chorus

Jennifer Anderson, Artistic Director & Conductor

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Vocalpoint's 2015 Concerts support the work of The Advocates for Human Rights, specifically their work on behalf of women both locally and around the globe.  Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation in the world today. Working to combat this grave human rights abuse, The Advocates for Human Rights Women’s Program applies international human rights standards to advocate for women’s rights in the United States and around the world.  With 20 years of experience, The Women’s Human Rights Program works with partners in other countries and at home to end violence against women, documenting gaps in government response to violence against women and assisting in making improvements to laws, policies, and practices.

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Joining the 70-voice VocalPoint chorus is Zenon Dance Company, one of the nation’s premier repertory dance companies. Zenon captivates audiences with a rare and dynamic blend of modern and jazz. Soloist Nicole Warner, whose voice has been described as a "hearty mezzo [brimming] with caramel and chocolate richness," brings her own story as a survivor of domestic abuse. Chimgee Haltarhuu is a Mongolian immigrant who teaches and performs at Circus Juventas. Also a survivor of domestic violence, she has helped The Advocates with its domestic violence work in Mongolia. And finally we welcome Nothando Zulu, President of the Black Storyteller Alliance, who will read the powerful poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou.

100% of performance-driven donations will be made to The Advocates for Human Rights.

Last year VocalPoint donated $22,190.74  to its partner organization. That amount was matched by corporate sponsors.

Can we say "awesome"?

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Here's one of the featured pieces, "We Can Mend the Sky" by Jake Runestad:

Central Presbyterian Church

500 Cedar Street

St. Paul, MN 55101

 

TICKETS <-- Tickets available online here or buy paper tickets via 651-224-4728

General Admission $15

Students $5

Dedicatation in the program $5

Due to mature subject matter, age discretion is advised.

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