Monday, August 14, 2006

Womansong: Walking Among You

If you are not already aware of it, Womansong is a multi-generational all-woman's choir, here in Asheville; and they are celebrating their 20th year with an anniversary concert at the Diana Wortham Theatre on November 17 and 18, 2006. This concert will be "directed by Deborah Nordeen, highlights will include the dynamic Womansong Percussion Ensemble led by Sue Ford, sign language interpreter Shiner Antiorio, audience participation, new songs plus songs from our CD, Everybody Got Her Own, along with original compositions by Womansong members."

"Womansong of Asheville is a community chorus. Our Mission is:

* to promote musical expression and creativity among women in the Western North Carolina community through the operation of a women's choral group;
* to educate the members about music and musical performance;
* to educate the community about healing and diversity through music, musical performances and outreach;
* to serve the community by promoting unity and social change; and
* to promote a safe environment and nourishment for musical expression.

We provide a place for women's emotional, creative, & spiritual nourishment, healing, and support, as we celebrate the unity, diversity, & empowerment of women through music."

You can help sponsor Womansong's powerful community work by sending a check payable to:

6 Edwin Place
Asheville, North Carolina

or visit Womansong online to donate.

Womansong is the middle of a fundraiser to help support the 20th Anniversary Concert, as well as their New Start Fund: "The New Start Fund was started by Womansong in 1987 to provide financial assistance for women who are in transition and making a new beginning. Womansong members want to encourage women to make positive changes in their lives - such as leaving an abusive relationship, becoming drug free, starting a new business, or going back to school. The New Start Fund gives small gifts of $50 to $100 to help a woman pay for utilities or rent, an apartment deposit, or to provide needed household or school supplies. There is no application or fee. A referral from a social service agency is all that is needed."


Womansong is just another wonderful example of the kind of community activism and fellowship which is happening in Asheville. We at BlogAsheville salute your words, wisdom, and voices!

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