Women’s Voices

 

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Women’s Voices – front row (left to right): Helen Brown, Margaret Davis, Barbara Hunter, Elizabeth McClodden, Roylene Walker

 back row (left to right): Laura Duncan, Beverly Morgan, Barbara White, Barbara Fleming, Carrie Tyler

; not shown: Ann Buxie, Marion Hinton, Johna Madigan

In 2011 Barbara H. Clark launched an ensemble of storytellers called “Women’s Voices” which operate from the Institute of Musical Arts. This ensemble is an extension of her work to celebrate the varied roles of women in our history and society.

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Women’s Voices has been one of the most popular group of storytelling performers offered by the IMA, presenting sold out performances like “Digging In The Dirt”, “Back Home”, “Kinfolk are Our Village”, “My Funny Valentine”, “Yes, Mother!”, “Grandma’s Front Porch”, “But I Like Birthday Cake” and “Why We Tell Stories”. The group consists of the following talented women: Helen Brown, Margaret Davis, Barbara Hunter, Elizabeth McClodden, Roylene Walker

, Laura Duncan, Beverly Morgan, Barbara White, Carrie Tyler

, Marion Hinton, Ann Buxie and Johna Madigan.

 

On Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomed back the tenth installment of our WOMEN’S VOICES Storytelling Concert Series, with their performance, “Why We Tell Stories”.

As our Women’s Voices storytellers gather for a new TELL ME A STORY workshop, they ask, “Why do we keep coming back? Why do we tell stories? We can’t all be crazy!” Amidst their laughter and musings, they start to recall stories from years past that have been important to them. They realize that there are  stories that still need to be told, stories from their memories and life experiences that will be lost if they don’t share them.  Then they know, “This is why we return year after year. This is why we tell stories.”