NOV 8, 2020


H+H’s beloved community concert celebrating the many voices of the Boston community. This year’s concert celebrates female composers – including queer women and women of color – in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, led by Reginald Mobley.

Also featuring readings by Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola and a special livestream Q+A hosted by Emily Marvosh.

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Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 3:00PM ET


Queer Women
Isabella Leonarda: Venite, laetantes, Op. 20, No. 12
Reading: what is the suffrage movement to a blk womyn? an anthem by Porsha Olayiwola (b. 1988)
Mari Esabel Valverde: Prelude for piano in A-flat Major

Women of Color
Zenobia Powell Perry: “Homage”
Reading: Excerpt from an address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association by Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), New York City, May 9, 1867
Zanaida Stewart Robles: “Kuumba”

Women of Boston
Florence Price: “A White Rose”
Florence Price: “Out of the South Blew a Wind”
Florence Price: “Song to the Dark Virgin”
Reading: Excerpt from the article “The Province of Women” (1847) by Lucy Stone (1818-1893)
Amy Beach: Improvisation No. 1 in A Maj, Op. 148

J. Rosamond Johnson: “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”

Includes a special livestream Q+A hosted by Emily Marvosh.

Readings by

Porsha Olayiwola, Boston Poet Laureate

Performed By

Reginald Mobley, director and countertenor
Jessica Cooper, soprano
Cassandra Extavour, soprano
Elise Groves, soprano
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Emily Marvosh, contralto
Clare McNamara, mezzo-soprano
Jonas Budris, tenor
Eric Perry, tenor
Stefan Reed, tenor
Jacob Cooper, bass
Peter Walker, baritone
Dana Whiteside, baritone
Shirley Hunt, cello
Julia Scott Carey, organ and piano

H+H Youth Choruses Concert Choir
Dr. Jennifer Kane, conductor