Every Voice

Handel and Haydn Society
Event date: 
08 Nov 2020 to 08 Dec 2020
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
Readings by Porsha Olayiwola, Boston Poet Laureate Performed By Reginald Mobley, director and countertenor Jessica Cooper, soprano Cassandra Extavour, soprano Elise Groves, soprano Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano Emily Marvosh, contralto Clare McNamara, mezzo-soprano Jonas Budris, tenor Eric Perry, tenor Stefan Reed, tenor Jacob Cooper, bass Peter Walker, baritone Dana Whiteside, baritone Shirley Hunt, cello Julia Scott Carey, organ and piano H+H Youth Choruses Concert Choir Dr. Jennifer Kane, conductor

H+H’s beloved community concert celebrating the many voices of the Boston community. This year’s concert celebrates female composers – including queer women and women of color – in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, led by Reginald Mobley.


Also featuring readings by Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola and a special livestream Q+A hosted by Emily Marvosh.

Free Registration with a suggested donation of $10 to defray costs of production and help compensate the musicians. Please click here to register.



Queer Women
Isabella Leonarda: Venite, laetantes, Op. 20, No. 12
Reading: what is the suffrage movement to a blk womyn? an anthem by Porsha Olayiwola (b. 1988)
Mari Esabel Valverde: Prelude for piano in A-flat Major

Women of Color
Zenobia Powell Perry: “Homage”
Reading: Excerpt from an address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association by Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), New York City, May 9, 1867
Zanaida Stewart Robles: “Kuumba”

Women of Boston
Florence Price: “A White Rose”
Florence Price: “Out of the South Blew a Wind”
Florence Price: “Song to the Dark Virgin”
Reading: Excerpt from the article “The Province of Women” (1847) by Lucy Stone (1818-1893)
Amy Beach: Improvisation No. 1 in A Maj, Op. 148

J. Rosamond Johnson: “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”

Includes a special livestream Q+A hosted by Emily Marvosh.

Readings by

Porsha Olayiwola, Boston Poet Laureate

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