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Cris Williamson Joins the Seattle Peace Chorus for ‘Sing Out for Women’

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Women’s music pioneer and singer-songwriter Cris Williamson will join the Seattle Peace Chorus at their upcoming concert “Sing Out for Women” in celebration of women who have furthered the cause of women’s rights, social justice and peace.

Cris will sing many of her most loved songs, including new arrangements premiering with the Seattle Peace Chorus. Also featured, Grammy award winner Nancy Rumbel of Tingstad & Rumbel, and original works by Seattle composer Carol Sams and other women composers.

With women’s rights and the marriage bill being debated in the upcoming election, plus the Seattle Art Museum’s “Women Take Over” theme, this concert is a great tie-in. Cris was a catalyst in defining a new genre of “women’s” music, with one of her albums “The Changer & The Changed” becoming the soundtrack for that movement.

Cris is a longtime champion of women’s rights and has made 30+ albums with a memoir and three more recordings in the works. She has toured incessantly for 35+ years, performing nationally and internationally. One of the most successful performers on the acoustic circuit, she has sold out Carnegie Hall three times and headlines folk festivals, women’s festivals, GLBT celebrations and most often her own solo shows. She now makes Seattle her home.

The Seattle Peace Chorus has been promoting peace and social justice issues for 39 years by performing concerts locally and in Cuba, the former Soviet Union, Cuba, Chile, and Venezuela. They are planning a trip in 2013 to South America. They stage two annual concerts and sings at rallies, marches, fundraisers for disaster relief and similar events. Recently, they sang at the service for the woman who was gunned down at Town Hall.

The 45-member group represents a cross-section of age, gender and ethnicity and promotes peace “one song at a time.” Its repertoire, reflecting a multi-cultural, multi-national focus, ranges from spirituals and gospel to Mozart and Beethoven, from South African freedom songs to the original works of Director Fred West.

The concert will be at Town Hall, Seattle, on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25/person, and available online HERE.

Town Hall Seattle is located at:
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.652.4255
http://www.townhallseattle.org

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