Premiere City: New Haven, CT
Premiere Venue: Christ Church
Premiere Date: 22 Sep 2017
Premiere Performer / Ensemble / Presenter: Elm City Girls Choir, Yale Schola Cantorum
Premiere Conductor: David Hill
Our culture tends to devalue teenage girls' strength, character, and intelligence (the phrase “like a teenage girl,” for example, is seldom used as a compliment). Similarly, portrayals of Mary in art and music often downplay her courage and determination and instead emphasize her more "feminine" qualities. This piece offers a different view of Mary, and of young women.