The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a live-streamed performance celebrating Women’s History Month at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14.
The performance, “We Sing! A Celebration of Women’s Heritage,” can be viewed via YouTube at this link. The event is presented by Dr. Lorissa Mason, director of choral activities, and the UA Little Rock Choirs in the Department of Music.
“This program has been a long time coming,” Mason said. “Originally planned for fall of 2020 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment ratification granting women the right to vote, current circumstances pushed the concert back to March of 2021, equally appropriate to celebrate Women’s Heritage Month.”
The program includes historically informed music performed by the UA Little Rock Women’s Chorus, poetry reading, a special musical oratory presentation of Gwyneth Walker’s “Gestalt at 60” featuring Dr. Linda Holzer, professor of music, on piano and Dr. Yslan Hicks, former chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, as the narrator, and invited speakers from the Department of History with commentary on notable women of the suffrage movement.
The UA Little Rock Women’s Chorus will perform “One Voice” by Ruthy Moody, “March of the Women” by Ethel Smyth as well as “They May Tell You” and “Hope Lingers On” by Andrea Ramsey.
“We are women speaking about women, singing about women, and performing music written by women,” Mason said. “Working with the choirs at UA Little Rock is an honor and a privilege, and planning this program with these students has strengthened all of us along the way.”