SheWho, a Philadelphia area feminist acapella choir performs to high accolades at Women’s Fest in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Last weekend Debra and I had the pleasure of attending Women’s Fest in Rehoboth Beach where each of us presented workshops in our respective areas of expertise. My presentation was Ecosystem Gardening for Wildlife where I talked about sustainable gardening, conserving natural resources, and creating welcoming habitat for wildlife in your garden so that you will attract more birds, butterflies, native pollinators and other wildlife to your garden.
Debra’s workshop reflected on the history of womens music and invited stories and audience participation in favorite songs by early womens music icons. Debra drew from her experience as host of Amazon Country since 1996, a womens music radio show on WXPN in Philadelphia.
That afternoon, Debra performed with her singing group SheWho to a sold out audience as part of the Women’s Fest line up of entertainment.
The audience was deeply moved to both laughter and tears as SheWho moved through their repertoire, and culminated in a standing ovation for the group.
I was pleased to have the opportunity to photograph the group prior to their performance, and also during their set.
SheWho was founded in 2000 under the leadership of Karen Escovitz, and includes members Amanda Green, Amy Bruno, Debra D’Alessandro, Genie Floyd, Hillary Barrett, Juliet Spitzer, and Laura Hinds.
Debra was one of the original members, with Juliet, Hillary, and Karen. Having sung together every week (usually around Juliet’s kitchen table for rehearsal) for almost 15 years has allowed these women to create beautiful harmonies and a passion for complex and exciting music.
I hope you enjoy this sample of their performance:
Please check the SheWho website for more information about this fabulous group!
Please give a “like” to the SheWho facebook page to keep track of this amazing group of beautiful womens voices.
See all of my photos of SheWho from their Rehoboth Beach Women’s Fest performance
After this hectic (but fun) day Debra and I were able to relax the following day in the beauty of nature at Assawoman Wildlife Area, where we had a wonderful birding adventure and celebrated Debra’s 50th birthday with really good looks at a normally hard to see Brown Thrasher.