Upcoming Concert on May 22, 2010, 8:30 p.m.

Your favorites? And additions (of course)? Go!

This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record. It rethinks popular music to put women at the center.
Melodia Women's Choir updated their cover photo.
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#NewSounds we love you!

Listen to new music by Moira Smiley with Merrill Garbus of tune-yards, music by Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, Jenny Scheinman's Mischief & Mayhem, & Susanna covers Nick Drake.

Hear works that challenge ideas of what a female voice should sound like and sing about, including music by Pamela Z, Moira Smiley, Jenny Scheinman, & Alice Coltrane.

Hope everyone is having a safe a snug snow day. Here's a little something to look forward to this weekend.

Sun 1:00 PM EDTMuseum of the City of New YorkNew York, NY
398 people interested

Feminist Zinefest this weekend! FREE and awesome. Maybe we will see you there?

Sun 12:00 PM EDTBarnard Hall, 4th floor, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027-6905, United States
5,737 people interested

Worth a listen!

The great South African choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo are a global phenomenon. They return to our studios to perform their uplifting vocal harmonies and signature dance moves.

Just a small part of Monk’s legacy as a music maker and artist in NYC.

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BAM added 4 new photos.

Over the last 42 years, Meredith Monk has appeared at BAM ten times–evolving a singular artistic vision that transcends categorization. Tonight, she returns for... the eleventh to premiere Cellular Songs.

Peruse Monk’s storied BAM legacy over on the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive before catching her at the Harvey Theater through Sunday:

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Young musicians are finding their role in this modern civil rights movement through the protest song tradition

Happy Women's Day all you amazing women. One of many great events about women in music happening today in NYC. It's actually 7:00 pm (not 11:30).

Rough Trade NYC, Thursday, 8th March 2018 at11:30 PM. Free entry.

Interesting read about inclusivity from Chorus America.

Making Your Chorus Welcoming for Transgender Singers Comments (0)Favorites (0)Views (6644) Ari AghaTags: Diversity Participation Singing December 30th, 2017 Choruses seek to foster an open, welcoming culture, but some practices can exclude and cause pain for transgender singers. Here are some steps....
Apr 28 - Apr 29Holy Apostles Church, Chelsea, NYC (Sat, April 28) & West End Collegiate Church, UWS, NYC (Sun, April 29)

Melodia Women’s Choir, New York’s premier ensemble for women’s choral music led by artistic director Cynthia Powell, closes out its 15th anniversary season with an all-American program THE HARMONY OF MORNING, titled from the rarely-heard Elliott Carter composition by the same name for women’s chorus and chamber orchestra.

Set to poetry by Mark van Doren, The Harmony of Morning explores the language of nature and music as the purest forms of communication. It is an ode to the and joy of the natural world and a perfect way to herald the spring.

Melodia is also pleased to perform the U.S. premiere of A Brighter Garden, by Paul Halley, a work that evokes a shimmering paradise with soaring and intertwining melodies. Melodia marks its anniversary by revisiting a work the choir premiered in 2011, Mornings With You, by Christina Whitten Thomas. Jubilee and Where Do the Roads Go? written by another Melodia commissioned composer, Sally Lamb McCune, rounds out the program along with the American folk settings of Shaker Songs, by Kevin Siegfried.

A piano interlude of American works Hermit Thrush at Eve, Op.92 No.1 by Amy Beach and The Tides of Manaunaunby, by Henry Cowell will be performed by Melodia's longtime collaborative pianist Taisiya Pushkar.

Melodia Women’s Choir led by Cynthia Powell, Taisiya Pushkar (piano), and an all-female chamber orchestra.

Elliott Carter,The Harmony of Morning
Paul Halley, A Brighter Garden (U.S. Premiere)
Christina Whitten Thomas, Mornings With You
Sally Lamb McCune, Jubliee and Where Do the Roads Go?
Kevin Siegfried, Shaker Songs
Amy Beach, Hermit Thrush at Eve, Op.92 No.1
Henry Cowell, The Tides of Manaunaunby

Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke and Artistic Director Cynthia Powell in 2003, Melodia has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC thanks to its adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire of rarely heard, stylistically diverse works. Called “riveting” by The New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Hilary Tann and Ronald Perera, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across a broad musical spectrum through commissions and performances.

APRIL 28, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue (@ 28th Street)
Chelsea, New York, NY

APRIL 29, 2017 @ 3 PM
West End Collegiate Church
245 West 77th St (@ West End Ave)
Upper West Side, New York, NY

$20 adv ($25 door)
$15 adv (students & seniors)
Tel: (800) 838-3006
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Apr 28 - Apr 29Holy Apostles Church, Chelsea, NYC (Sat, April 28) & West End Collegiate Church, UWS, NYC (Sun, April 29)

Just a few audition spots open this Sunday, Jan 21 for Melodia's 15th season - an all-american program: early Carter, encore performance of Christina Whitten Thomas piece commissioned by Melodia, and more. Chamber instrumental ensemble, great music.

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Our friends at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC, are offering discount tickets to the Melodia family for Stephanie Blythe’s concert on January 18 at 8PM. The concert focuses on her deep love for contemporary American Song. Use code OPERA50 for $20 tickets.…/sparks-wiry-cries-memo…/

Sparks & Wiry Cries: Memories Near & Far at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall

Calling sopranos and altos! Melodia is auditioning for our spring concerts - fabulous all-American music written for women's voices including a work by Elliott Carter, works by women composers, and more. Singers need sight reading and choral experience. Friendly, high level group. Find out more here and pass this around

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Meet our next Commissioned Composer! We're thrilled to bring new choral works for women to life, and Anglo-Armenian composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian is starting the journey!

Composing for Melodia in 2018

Melodia has announced the winner of our fourth Women Composer Commission Competition. In a recent review of the competition submissions, a panel of three musicians were struck by the range and high…