Most Recent Concert - Many Moons
On April 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM, Many Moons marked the passing of time and cycles of change.
This concert was the last with our founding artistic director Jessica Corbin at the helm. For the past 18 years, her creativity and vision has led BVS Women’s Choir to take on ambitious repertoire and collaborations. She grew BVS from a high school girls choir to an intergenerational women's choir that has performed not only in New York, but also in El Paso, Seattle, and Portland, building relationships with communities in Brooklyn as well as other women's choirs, performers, and composers. Join us this spring to celebrate the years Corbin has led BVS, and her evolving but consistent commitment to performing work written for women's voices, often by living women composers.
Many Moons invited us to look toward the cosmos and express gratitude for the natural and spiritual worlds, and the constant yet changing presence of the moon, which is both reliable and wondrous. The program featured work by composers Joan Szymko, Jocelyn Hagen, Kala Pierson, Gwyneth Walker, and J. David Moore, with pieces including the traditional spiritual My Lord, What a Morning and an exaltation of the moon goddess by Enheduanna, a Sumerian priestess who lived in 2300 BC. The program reflected on divine forces and faith, as well as friendship, love, and music.
Fall/Winter 2018 Concert
Understanding Love was BVS’ 2018 Fall/Winter concert. The pieces explored the different concepts of love, as well as the theme of acceptance. Our featured composers included Joan Szymko, Craig Hella Johnson, and Jocelyn Hagen, plus the premiere of a piece by BVS Assistant Conductor Melanie Cozzi. You can see the full program here.