8 March 2018

These 44 musicians are our #womenspiration this International Women's Day – we’re singing them all in our concerts this year.

NYCGB has two artistic themes for 2018 and although Spring concerts are still a month away, today is the day to celebrate one of them – ‘Women in Song’ – loud and proud.

Between now and August we are performing music by the 44 composers, songwriters and arrangers pictured above. Their music will represent more than two thirds of the total sung at our Spring and Summer concerts.

Three of the composers - Kerry Andrew, Errollyn Wallen and Janet Wheeler - are writing new music for NYCGB choirs to premiere. We can’t wait to bring their works to life. 

But we’re looking forward to every piece, from Barbara Strozzi’s first madrigal to the world’s first choral work about cats and the internet (take a bow, Vikki Stone), and from Imogen Heap to Imogen Holst.

If you can’t make any of our concerts, please take the time this International Women’s Day to draw some #womenspiration from the remarkable stories and achievements behind these 44 faces. They’re all listed below, with links to their Wikipedia entry or another informative page.

From top to bottom, left to right: