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Concert Celebrates Music By and About Women

While there is no shortage of women in the arts, some areas are still divided along gender lines. Take orchestras. Most have traditionally been led by male conductors. But that's changing and this weekend, Chicago Choral Artists celebrates Women's History Month with music by and about women.

The program called Wit, Wiles, and Wisdom is being led by female conductors. Alison Cuddy talked with Victoria Hellyer, one of the conductors She'll be joined by fellow conductors Kirsten Hedegaard and Rosetta Sellers-Varela for the concerts. Hellyer began by introducing us to one of her favorite choices from the concert, John Tavener's  “Song for Athene.”

Performances:
"Wit, Wiles, and Wisdom"
Mar. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Ascension Catholic Church, Oak Park

Mar. 7 at 4 p.m.
St. Paul UCC Church, Chicago

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