Portraits in Song

To BOOK this program click HERE.

Please click “Portraits” to purchase album.

PRESS and PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

I was interviewed by WYPR’s Tom Hall about the project  — listen HERE.

Review of March 2017 performance at the Strand Theater, click HERE.

A live performance piece
11 original songs
11 magnificent projected portraits of amazing women
Unveiled in historical order
A celebration
A dance between melody and lyric and pencil and paper
A rich and pleasurable experience
A space for people to join together in love

I’m ellen cherry and I’m a song and story alchemist. I created a performance piece for you that springs directly from my love of storytelling and my passion for history. The purpose of this project is to turn our gaze away from imposed beauty standards and instead see women as powerful thinkers and doers.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

Portraits in Song features the live performance of eleven original songs inspired by the stories of powerful women in history. The musical performance is accompanied by large scale projections of commissioned portraits by the artist Liz Downing.

I’m ellen cherry. I am a musician, composer, and performer. I have created a performance piece that springs from my love of storytelling and my passion for history. The purpose of the project is to shift our attention away from imposed detrimental beauty standards and instead see women as powerful thinkers and doers.

I want to celebrate women’s stories and highlight the value of their work.

These stories guide us, inform us, educate and embolden all people. An incredible ripple effect will occur when women all over the world are allowed to flourish, and their work given its proper value. We can help to turn women’s ambitions and aspirations into actions that will affect incredible positive environmental and social change.

TO SCHEDULE A PERFORMANCE, PLEASE CLICK HERE!
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PORTRAIT PATRONS

I am currently seeking patrons to support the creation of each portrait.  If you are interested in this support, please email me HERE for details.

This project has been generously supported by Jane Brown, Neil Didriksen, Hugh and Karen Smallwood (SARAH), Dean Uehara (FLORENCE), Diana Meredith and Ralph Sordyl (FRANCES), Tom, Valerie & Brent Henigman (ANGELA), Tom Henigman (PROMOTIONAL PATRON), Mom and Pop (TECHNOLOGY PATRON)