Sound Circle, a 19-voice women’s a cappella ensemble based in Boulder, Colo., will perform The Little Road: Songs of Journey and Home, at First United Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas, N.M., on Saturday, June 1 at 4 p.m.
Fresh, fun, warm, and reassuring, the concert contains a range of styles and colors, grounded in simple presence. Following the performance there will be a potluck meal in the church fellowship hall, located at 1000 Douglas Ave. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share.
Sound Circle offers music that speaks of their experiences of the world, with attention to authentic voice and awareness of the healing power of ensemble singing. Most of the music is contemporary, and much of it is created by women. Sound Circle performances are consistently noted for creativity and depth of programming, as well as expressing warmth, freshness, and beauty. For more information about Sound Circle, see soundcirclesings.org.
Sound Circle singer Celeste Niehaus said: “I sing in Sound Circle because the community of women and the music feeds my very soul. After twenty years, the women of Sound Circle are my family and to make music with them is like being home.”
First-year singer Janice Jones said: “I sing in Sound Circle because I love the intimate engagement with each other and with the music, but I especially love concert time when we invite the audience into our circle.”
Katie Palmer, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, invited the group to perform in Las Vegas. Before moving to Las Vegas, she sang with Sound Circle’s sister chorus in Boulder, Resonance Women’s Chorus. Sound Circle will also sing in Taos on Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m. with Becky Reardon’s trio Shepherd Moon at the St. James Episcopal Church.
Tickets for the Las Vegas concert are $10 per person, available from the Presbyterian church office, from individual members or at the door on the evening of the event. For more information, call 425-7763. One-half of proceeds from the concert will be given to support the Dinner Ministry of the local church, which prepares weekly meals for Samaritan House clients.
From information provided by Sue Coffee, Sound Circle artistic director.