eUpdate - May 9, 2019
Contra Costa Chorale Highlights Great Women Composers
Join me at Spring Concert on May 18 in Kensington
Women composers and their works are too often underrepresented. 
But now the Contra Costa Chorale, directed by Richmond resident Cindy Beitmen, will feature talented women and their brilliant compositions to celebrate their works, many of which are rarely performed gems. 

Among the highlighted selections at this live performance will be choral and piano music from the 12th century to the present. Composers include Hildegard von Bingen, Isabella Leonarda, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Alicia Ann (Lady John Scott), Ethel Smyth, Margaret Bonds, Alice Parker, Rosephanye Powell, Esther Scliar, Joan Szymko, Mimi Fariña, and Dolly Parton. 

El Cerrito's Madera Elementary School Choir will be the featured opening act! 

Hope you can join me! 

"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens," -- Michelle Obama
WHAT: Out of the Shadows: Choral Music by Women Composers
WHEN: Saturday, May 18 at 8PM
WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley,  1 Lawson Road, Kensington

WHEN: Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM
WHERE: Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
More info: $20 General, $15 Students/Seniors/Disabled. Children under 12 are free. Also visit, email
or call (510) 255-0703 .

John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone