Persephone's Daughters

WOMEN'S CHORUS OF PLYMOUTH

The women’s chorus from Plymouth, Persephone’s Daughters, will perform its fall benefit concert, Take Time, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 19 Town Square, Plymouth.

Through a powerful combination of songs and readings, this concert invites us all to take time from our busy lives to be present, attentive and open to the mystery of life.

The program, both spirited and spiritual, will include musical settings of two poems by Naomi Shihab Nye as well as Wendell Berry’s “Great Trees.” The wisdom of poet Mary Oliver will be shared. The audience will be invited to take a look back in time through Jim Croce’s, “Time in a Bottle,” Buffy St. Marie’s, “Piney Wood Hills” and Jacques Brel’s “Carousel.” Hearts will be touched by the timeless, “What a Wonderful World.” And in the current spirit of empowering women to speak their truth, the group will offer rousing renditions of “Wanderlust” and “I Come From Women.”

The proceeds from the fall concerts go to organizations that foster healing, world peace and social justice. The members of Persephone’s Daughters voted this season to support The Women’s Chorus, a new initiative by Boston’s Eureka Ensemble, which, as stated on their website, “connects women experiencing severe poverty and homelessness with the healing power of music.” For more information on this wonderful enterprise, go to www.eurekaensemble.org/womens-chorus.

Tickets: $20; $15 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available at the Plymouth Guild for the Arts, 11 North St., or by calling 508-747-0212. They can also be purchased at the door.

Persephone’s Daughters is a member of Greater Boston Choral Consortium and Sister Singers.

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