Ensemble Altera Announces Winter Concert Featuring Music by Female Composers

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Ensemble Altera official website)

Ensemble Altera, the Providence-based classical choral group, will hold a concert entitled “We Watch and Welcome, Feminine Voices at Christmas.”

The program for the concert will include Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and works by several female composers, including pieces by medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen, 17th century composer Barbara Strozzi, and Joanna Marsh.

“During the holiday season, we want to share the beauty and power of choral music and also to highlight the important contribution women have made over the course of history to creating and singing this remarkable music,” said countertenor and the Ensemble Altera’s Director Christopher Lowrey in an official press statement. “This will be a festive event for everyone, filled with comfort and joy.”

The concert will take place on Dec. 5, 2021 in Blessed Sacrament Church in Providence.