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Womansong 2019 Spring Concert: ROOM AT THE TABLE, May 17 & 18 **Tickets on Sale Now!

Asheville’s longest-running women’s community chorus presents its annual spring concert, “Room at the Table.”  

Tickets at www.womansong.org   

 ASHEVILLE (March 28, 2019) Womansong, Asheville’s largest and longest-running women’s community chorus, invites you to its spring concert, “Room at the Table. The concert will be held at Fletcher United Methodist Church, 50 Library Road, Fletcher NC 28732, on Friday May 17 at 7:30 PM and Saturday May 18 at 3 PM.

The concert theme comes from Carrie Newcomer’s uplifting song of inclusion: “No matter who you are, no matter where you’re from, there is room at the table for everyone.” The concert features audience favorites from Womansong’s repertoire and a powerful new song by our own Lytingale that was inspired by the Me Too movement. Songs span a variety of genres from swing to contemporary pop to a classic Holly Near anthem. There’s something for everyone — music to make you laugh, cry, dance, and of course, sing along.

Directed by Althea Gonzalez, Womansong is a 75-member chorus that celebrates the unity, diversity, and empowerment of women through musical expression. Our concerts help fund the operation of our nonprofit organization including the choir’s New Start Program, which provides scholarships and emergency funds to local women in need.

Womansong is delighted to present “Room at the Table” at Fletcher United Methodist, an inclusive congregation that welcomes everyone and is committed to the belief that “all people are of sacred worth.”

Womansong concerts are accessible to the hearing impaired through music sign language interpretation by Shiner Antiorio.

Ticket price (including NC sales tax) is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets are available from Womansong members and online at www.womansong.org.

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The United Methodist Church is a diverse international denomination, and there is strong opposition within the church to the anti-LGBTQ policies recently adopted by the church’s General Conference.

At Fletcher United Methodist, Reverend Randy Sherrill, all church staff and many congregation members are very distressed by the General Conference decision. The Fletcher church is inclusive and welcoming to everyone, and they practice the Methodist belief that “all people are of sacred worth.” Rev. Sherrill recently signed onto Sacred Witness NC, a movement within the Methodist church that pledges “we will work to reverse this policy in order to create a new way forward for a United Methodist Church that is truly inclusive to the LGBTQIA+ community without stipulation or reservation. We believe the LGBTQIA+ community is a gift to our churches, and we pledge to continue to allow them to participate in leadership and service as full and celebrated members of the church. No vote can stop us from the way of love.”

Womansong is delighted to hold our concert at Fletcher United Methodist to affirm the church’s stance in the world as well as ours. They, like us, believe there’s room at the table for everyone.

 

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