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A Song Returns


The change of the seasons, marked by the winter solstice and the forthcoming vernal equinox, has long been held as an opportunity across cultural identities to surrender to the mystery and inwardness of winter and to gently welcome the hope of the coming spring. Our winter souls ease into rest and a quiet longing for that which has gone before us. Voices new and old gently emerge from the cold and quiet and return to song as we shift our attention in anticipation for the spring’s light and that which is yet to come.

A Song Returns consists of vocal performances, accompanied and a cappella, that celebrate a mix of modern music with the ancestral sounds of bygone eras and faraway homelands, interspersed with curated prose and poetry. The cast consists of local musicians reuniting to sing together for the first time in over 10 years, including members of the Workshop Conservatory from years back who brought you Stephen Sondheim’s extraordinary musical, Into the Woods.


Chloé Cavelier

Tai Carter

Libby Rainey

Madeline Godwin

Sally Smythe

Production Team

Light & Sound Designer: Nick Foran


Sally Smythe

Musical Director

Chloé Cavelier




In the Press


"There is a deep inner calling for mindful reflection in the seasons’ transition, amplified this year by what has been a collectively challenging period in our history... These songs and selections speak to the duality and interdependence of winter and spring – of the fallow and the fecund – and our hope is to inspire healing through a musical connection to those with whom we gather and to those voices that came before us and have yet to come." - Chloé Cavelier, Musical Director


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