A Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of the Boston Women's Memorial
Welcome to Our 2022-2023 Season!
A Message from Our Artistic Director, Amelia LeClair
Cappella Clausura has never been just about presenting beautiful music written by women. Our goal is always to promote appreciation for the contributions of contemporary and historical women by delivering immersive and inspiring programs. For the final event of our 2023-2024 season, we are honored to have partnered with Mary Smoyer of the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail– a key initiator of this project– and Sculptor Meredith Bergmann, who made the monument, in collaboration with Public Historian Susan Wilson and Fredie Kay of Suffrage100MA. We all hope to deliver a fitting celebration in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Boston Women's Memorial.
With Three Women, we look forward to connecting with our roots and displaying our love for Boston– especially the women who worked and continue to work to make our city what it is.
We're so glad to have you with us as we close out our 19th season. Thank you for being a valued member of our community. Enjoy the concert!
"Estampies #1 and #2"
By Amelia LeClair
By Patricia Van Ness
By Amelia LeClair
By Senator Elizabeth Warren
From Public Historian Susan Wilson
From Sculptor Meredith Bergmann
By Alexandra Valdez, Executive Director, Boston Office of Women’s Advancement
"Remember the Ladies"
by Inés Velasco
Inspired by Abigail Adams
By State Senator Lydia Edwards
"Imagination - Fancy"
by Melika Fitzhugh
Inspired by Phillis Wheatley
By Jennifer Gregg, President, Boston Women's Heritage Trail
"Hi, I Am Lucy Stone"
By Emily Lau
Inspired by Lucy Stone
by Hildegard von Bingen
"Priego ad Amore"
by Barbara Strozzi
By Fredie Kay, Founder and President, Suffrage100MA
Boston Women's Memorial: A Story in Images
by Melodic Vision
"March of the Women"
by Ethel Smyth
Meet Our Artists
Na'ama Lion, baroque flute & recorder
Nancy Hurrell, harp
Jane Hershey, viola de gamba
Catherine Liddell, theorbo
Mike Williams, percussion
Ariel Wyner, Video Engineer
Seth Torres, Recording Engineer
Join Us Next Year for Our Twentieth Season!
Our Producing Partners
The Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT) seeks to restore women to their rightful place in the history of Boston and in the school curriculum by uncovering, chronicling, and disseminating information about the women who have made lasting contributions to the City of Boston. Founded in 1989, BWHT offers 20 self-guided tours throughout Boston. BWHT is honored to have played a pivotal role in both planning and celebrating the Boston Women's Memorial over the last three decades.
Suffrage100MA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Suffrage100MA commemorates the story of the remarkable achievement of the suffragists, including the tireless work and essential contributions of women of color, who were often excluded by white women’s suffrage organizations, and whose role in the suffrage movement has been largely overlooked. In 2023, Suffrage100MA is transitioning to become an online Massachusetts Women’s History Center, with its flagship program, the Massachusetts Women’s Hall of Fame!
Immense gratitude to all of the sponsors who made this program possible!
Barbara Lee • The Village Bank • The Mass Cultural Council • Suffrage100MA • Fredie Kay •
The Boston Women’s Heritage Trail • Helen Berger & John Wolff • Lindman New York •
All Our GoFundMe Contributors
All of Cappella Clausura’s work and performances take place on Indigenous Lands. As an ensemble based in the Greater Boston area, we are on the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Massachusett, Pawtucket, Pokanoket, and Wampanoag Nations. We make this acknowledgement to offer recognition and respect to the original inhabitants of this place and to their descendants today, especially since the Indigenous history of this area has been erased for four hundred years. We ask our audiences to join us as we continue to learn about the history of this land and provide support for Indigenous communities.
Meet the Cappella Clausura Team
Board of Directors
Robin Stein, President
Martha Bancroft, Vice-President
Urban Larson, Treasurer
Abby Rosenberg, Clerk
Shannon Larkin, Chorus Rep
Cappella Clausura Is Seeking New Board Members!
Are you passionate about inclusivity and innovation in the arts?
Are you looking to meet new and interesting people?
Are you curious about how non-profits operate?
You may be just who we're looking for!
Cappella Clausura is working to expand our Board of Directors, starting with our 2022-2023 season! We are searching for diverse and energetic individuals who want to use their skills to uplift our organization and guide it into its next chapter.
Whether your background is in music, finance, marketing, education, activism, or another field entirely, we want to hear from you!
to express your interest.