LA may not be the first city you think of when it comes to Irish-Catholic heritage, but that doesn’t mean there are no Angelenos interested in celebrating the man who single-handedly drove snakes from the Emerald Isle. Vox Femina LA, a women’s choral ensemble “dedicated to the performance of quality choral literature from a world perspective with an emphasis on music by women composers,” is celebrating St Pat’s day in style with music inspired by some old playwright from England. Here’s some info from the press release:
Vox Femina Los Angeles, the almost 40-member women’s choral ensemble, continues its 15th anniversary season with From Shakespeare to Shamrocks, a spring concert celebration that brings the English and Irish together in song on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2012 at the Zipper Concert Hall in the Colburn School of Music in Downtown LA.
In this bi-cultural evening, Vox Femina will unite classic Shakespeare sonnets with authentic Irish music sung in Gaelic. From classical works to folk songs, traditions new and old from England, Scotland and Ireland will be celebrated at the event.
We are excited to say that we have 2 pairs of tickets to give away. To be entered in the drawing, simply reply to this post by 12 noon on Wednesday, 14 March with your favorite line from Shakespeare. In Gaelic.
Okay, English is fine.
Here are the event details:
March 17, 2012 – St. Patrick’s Day
Vox Femina Los Angeles – celebrating its 15th anniversary season
From Shakespeare to Shamrocks
Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
performance starts at 8:00pm
tickets are $25-30 during presale, $35 at the door