Amasong Hosting 11th Sister Singers Network National Women’s Choral Festival
Amasong, Champaign-Urbana’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus, is hosting the 11th Sister Singers Network National Women’s Choral Festival happening this week at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Jill Crandall, director of the group, and chorus member Pam Crews stopped by the WILL Studios to talk to Here & Now host Jason Croft about the chorus and the upcoming event.
Sunday night in Urbana, the Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana will perform George Frideric Handel’s popular oratorio Judas Maccabeus, named for one of the greatest warriors in Jewish history. I’ll talk with music director Chester Alwes on the Wednesday edition of “Live and Local.” And we’ll meet the new director of Champaign-Urbana’s women’s chorus Amasong, who will give their spring concerts this weekend.
The Champaign-Urbana-based women’s chorus Amasong has for many years offered winter and spring concerts, and this year they’ve added a family concert, happening this Saturday in Champaign. Members of Amasong will join me for a live preview on the Thursday edition of “Live and Local.” And we’ll have live music from the Quasari String Quartet, playing in Champaign Thursday night
Amasong, Champaign-Urbana's Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus, founded by Kristina Boerger in 1990, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with two concerts this weekend. On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Kristina about the group as it was then, and we'll hear the group live as it is now, under the direction of Meagan Smith.