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CHARIS, The St. Louis Women’s Chorus, will perform our concert We Are Family on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm at Webster University Community Music School, 535 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, MO. Free parking is available in the Webster University garage on Garden Avenue South of campus.

Tickets for We Are Family are $17 in advance and $20 at the door; tickets for seniors (65+), children (5-12) and students with student ID are $15.

 

Tickets are available online via the buttons on this page or at the door.

We Are Family expresses through music all the complexities and beauty inherent in the concept of “family.” The concert opens with the percussive “TaReKiTa,” written by Reena Esmail for a choir of unhoused persons called the Urban Voices Project. The first act takes us from childhood –with the lullabye-like piece “All the Wild Wonders” and “Kids” from the musical Bye Bye Birdie– to relationships in adulthood with Steven Sondheim’s “Being Alive” from Company and the Beatles favorite “When I’m 64.” Charis will then invite to the stage special guest artist and former St. Louis resident Kristen Goodman, an incredibly powerful singer and songwriter who now lives and performs in New York City. Kristen will perform several of her original pieces, including one she wrote for this concert about her own family. The second act begins with “Koudjay,” a Haitian-American piece by Sydney Guillame, about a joyful, large gathering. Other songs deal with the frustrations inherent in relationships, navigating different holiday traditions, and adoptive families. We then celebrate the universal human family and the connections between all living things with Joan Szymko’s spectacular piece called “Stars in My Bones” and the program will conclude with “We Are Family,” with Kristen Goodman belting out the solo.

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