Women of the World to Showcase Cultures in Performance at Heritage Center

Aug 26, 2019 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its seventh annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Women of the World at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in John and Alice Butler Hall.

WHAT:            Women of the World, Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series

WHEN:            7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        General Public: $17-$30 in advance, $22-$35 day of show; Affiliates (Alumni, Military, and Veterans): $15-$25 in advance, $20-$30 day of show; Children and Students: $10 in advance, $15 day of show

Women of the World is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning a cappella ensemble with members who represent Japan, Italy, India, and the United States (by way of Haiti). The vocalists, Ayumi Ueda, Giorgia Renosto, Annette Philip, and Debo Ray, celebrate cultural differences through a vast and varied repertoire of folk and traditional music in over 30 languages. Percussionist Patrick Simard will accompany the singers.

Since 2008, Women of the World has toured North America and Asia, having collaborated with many renowned musicians such as Grammy Award-winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin and African vocal icon Angelique Kidjo. The ensemble is the 2017 International Championship of A Capella Open champions and 2014 National Harmony Sweepstakes champions. Women of the World continues to spread the message of peace and unity through music with performances in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

University of Dubuque Women’s Choir, directed by Kristen Eby, director of choral activities, will make a special guest appearance during the performance.

Tickets for Women of the World can be chosen as part of a flexible season ticket package or single tickets can be purchased from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.