Join us for our 2nd Annual International Women’s Day 2023 Concert Sunday, March 5, 2:30pm, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Oak Park. This all-female concert celebrates the contributions of women in the arts in song!

Featuring sopranos Nicole Cooper, Susan Nelson, Christine Steyer, mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna; pianists Jennifer McCabe, Shannon McGinnis; emcee Jeanne Franks & guest ensemble C21. 

The concert highlight is the premiere of a women’s quartet “Will They Remember Life Was Beautiful?”––a contemplation on young lives lost to gun violence. The work examines the emotional toll of gun violence on the mother of a victim, a teacher, a pediatric surgeon, and the mother of a shooter.

The lyrics for this five-minute work are by poet and author Mary Grace Bertulfo and the score composed by Elizabeth Doyle. Visual artist Cheri Wolf will create the images for our program and stage backdrop.