LOGAN – A concert celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage will be held Friday, September 27, at Utah State University’s Daines Concert Hall. The women of the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra (AFCO) and USU choirs, along with special guest artists and conductors, will be highlighting the music of female composers.
The concert will commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed American women the right to vote. It will include music, narration, and re-enactment to portray the history of American women, beginning with women in Utah, as they pursued their right to vote.
Sacred music and gospel, Broadway tunes, classical works, art songs, and premieres of new music will all be featured. Several songs will be premiered at the concert as well. The AFCO commissioned Anjanette Mickelsen and Kurt Bestor to write One Voice, “which brings to life the courageous and resolute stance of the women of the suffrage movement,” according to AFCO’s event page.
One Voice is produced in conjunction with USU’s Year of the Woman, as USU joins the nation and state in celebrating significant voting rights anniversaries in 2020. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be found at americanfestivalchorus.org.