Boston Children’s Chorus – She Persisted
Amazing. Award-winning. A must see.
Join the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus for their Australian premiere of She Persisted. Learn about the women’s voices that shaped the US Civil Rights Movement and leave inspired, empowered and deeply moved.
This concert tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement’s hidden women – from Coretta Scott King to Jo Ann Robinson of the Women’s Political Council of Montgomery. Women have long been the creators and backbone of movements. We bring to light and celebrate the women who persisted and dreamed for a more just world.
On February 7, 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren read a letter to the U.S. Senate – a letter that Civil Rights activist Coretta Scott King had written in 1986. Midway through King’s letter, Senator Warren was interrupted and silenced by her fellow senators following a vote along party lines to force the senator to take her seat. That day, a three-word sentence spoken on the Senate floor became an inspirational message to women everywhere: “Nevertheless, she persisted.”
Special thanks to Michelle Warren, Patron of the Boston Children’s Chorus.
Prelude to the concert will be a performance by Hobart’s highly regarded Allegri Ensemble Chamber Choir
Duration: 1hr 30mins