Capital Harmonia, a women’s chorus that performs for local and national organizations that support women, will host its second Annual Women’s Choral Festival. The event will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Community of Faith United Methodist Church, 13224 Franklin Farm Rd., Herndon, VA 20171. The event is free and open to the public.
The Women’s Choral Festival occurs during Women’s History Month (March) with the goal of honoring the contributions of notable and ordinary women through music. The Festival features music written by women composers and about women; the Festival also seeks to recognize the women who lead Capital Harmonia’s partner organizations.
Capital Harmonia has this year invited the leaders of 20 partner organizations, all of which have partnered with Capital Harmonia since its inception four years ago. This year, the event will also feature the Oakcrest School Girls Chorus.
Mary Ann East, Capital Harmonia’s artistic director, explained that the festival is an important way of highlighting the musical contributions of women, especially in the last century, as well as bringing attention to the continuing challenges that women face around the world.
“Featuring a chorus of young high school women this year allows us to connect across generations, and inspire these young women to become advocates for women’s issues,” East said.
Since Capital Harmonia’s formation, the group has performed with numerous local, regional and national organizations that serve and promote the causes of women. The Harmonia features music written by women composers and has a wide repertoire of songs, ranging from classical to Broadway to pop. Capital Harmonia performs regularly throughout the Washington area at a variety of venues, pursuing its mission of promoting hope and well-being for all women and families.