Calliope presents "Sacred Threads"

February 4, 2017 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

02/04/2017 – BOSTON, MA – Calliope, Boston’s collaborative choral/orchestral ensemble, will present Sacred Threads - the second performance of its tenth season - on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 7:30 PM at First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA. This performance will benefit an organization of the same name whose mission is to nourish, connect and inspire women by weaving spirituality into everyday life. Individual tickets for this performance can be purchased for $45 (premium seating), $35 (general admission), and $25 (seniors and students w/ ID) in advance through Calliope’s website: or by calling 617-759-2057, as well as at the door on the day of the performance. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

This concert's program reflects Sacred Thread's mission. Planned works include an excerpt from Dvořák's oratorio St. Ludmila, "Kyrie" from Annelies, a cantata based on The Diary of Anne Frank, musical theater songs Climb Ev'ry Mountain and You'll Never Walk Alone, The Prayer (made famous by Andrea Bocelli), two setting of "The Rose of Sharon" from the Song of Solomon, and orchestral works by little-known women composers. In addition, Calliope will proudly premiere Leaf to Leaf, a choral/orchestral work written by Boston composer Adria Stolk specifically for Sacred Threads and this performance.

Sacred Threads, the organization , is based in Newton, MA, and was founded by Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM, and Marie LaBollita, SC. Their years of pastoral experience sparked a series of serious conversations about how women’s lives matter, and how women were searching for a sustainable spirituality to support and enhance their lives. They wanted to provide opportunities where women could gather in circles of reflection and dialogue, where their questions about God and their longing for God could slake their thirst for the Holy; to provide a place for women to grow spiritually in a safe and respectful environment though counseling and spiritual direction; and to offer a place that would honor the challenges of women’s lives. Aware of the sacred threads that make up women’s lives, Rosemary and Marie named the organization Sacred Threads and are especially proud of having offered well over 100 programs in the nine years since the organization's inception as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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