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Atlanta Women’s Chorus Sings Music From The British Isles

The Atlanta Women's Chorus will perform folk music from the British Isles in two performances Saturday at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church.
Credit Voices of Note
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On Saturday, the Atlanta Women’s Chorus will present an evening of music from the British Isles, spanning from baroque music to today’s popular music.

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Performances of “Gift of the Isles: Music of England, Ireland and Scotland” will be at 2 and 8 p.m. at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church. A fair amount of the concert is dedicated to folk tunes and will feature guest instrumentalist John Maschinot, an Irish music aficionado.

“The folk tunes from a long time ago were the popular music of the day,” Maschinot said in an interview with Lois Reitzes. “As musicians, we hear similarities, but mostly we can feel similarities.”

The Atlanta Women’s Chorus was founded in 2013 under Voices of Note, the organization that houses the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus.

“We’re really the only women’s chorus in Atlanta,” said artistic director Melissa Arasi. “We have lots of different ethnicities and belief systems. There’s lesbian women, straight women, everything in between, and no one really cares.”