Oct
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Oct 05 - 7:30pm Saturday and 4:00pm Sunday

Located on Cerimon House, Northeast 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR, USA

Cerimon House
Cerimon House
Northeast 23rd Avenue, Portland  OR
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Event Details

In honor of World Mental Health Day, Resonance Ensemble kicks off its 2019-20
season with Beautiful Minds, a concert performed by the region’s finest singers sharing musical stories
about living with depression, anxiety, and trauma. The concert will open on October 5th at 7:30pm with a
second performance on October 6 at 4:00pm, both at Cerimon House in NE Portland.
“As with all of Resonance concerts, we will perform thought-provoking new vocal music that shines a light
on different and often neglected perspectives, in this case mental illness,” says Artistic Director Katherine
FitzGibbon, “The power of music to heal is never more present than when artists create work that
highlights a universal struggle.”
Music will be featured that will share stories that foster understanding, with a goal of helping reduce the
stigma of mental illness. The concert will include:
● The U.S. premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider’s new Scenes from Unremembered, a re-imagining
for choir of the groundbreaking Unremembered concept album first performed by indie favorites
Shara Nova, Padma Newsome, and DM Stith
● An Atom of Faith , by Lisa Bielawa, featuring mezzo-soprano Rachel Hauge and violinist Paloma
Griffin Hébert
● An excerpt from Next to Normal performed by Portland favorite Sarah Maines
● Music by Melissa Dunphy and Jake Runestad
● An original poem read by Poet-in Resident S. Renee Mitchell
● The world premiere of Portland composer Brandon Stewart’s Alone , setting a Sara Teasdale
poem that depicts depression and the contemplation of suicide
Beautiful Minds will also serve to connect community members with mental health resources in the local
Portland area.
“We have partnered with Trillium Family Services and their KEEP OREGON WELL campaign as well as
the Oregon chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, two local mental health organizations who
are dedicated to improving the quality of life for Oregonians living with mental illness,” FitzGibbon says.
‘We hope everyone will join us for this evening of tender, vulnerable music-making, whether they have a
personal link to the themes, love to hear extraordinary new premieres, or come because they trust
Resonance to create powerful programs that promote meaningful social change.”
BEAUTIFUL MINDS

October 5, 2019 | 7:30 PM and October 6, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Cerimon House | 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland
Tickets: $30 general; $25 senior; $15 student
Resonancechoral.org | 503.427-8701

Keep Oregon Well supporters can purchase one ticket and receive another free of charge! Just click here and enter the promo code “BOGO”