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"Before Body Meets Earth" 
2021/2022 Season Concert 

Before Body Meets Earth blends the formal classical recital with theatrical storytelling to explore individual value as seen through the experiences of two characters, Chelsea Fingal DeSouza and CodyRay Caho, as they begin couple's therapy with their new therapist portrayed in this iteration by pianist and composer, Maria Thompson Corley. Through a mix of contemporary and older song repertoire (Margaret Bonds, Judith Cloud, Maria Thompson Corley, Melissa Dunphy, Anne LeBaron, Michael Lewis, Carl Loewe, Gilda Lyons, Undine S. Moore, Robert Owens, Francis Poulenc, Richard Strauss, & Samuel Coleridge Taylor), this recital embodies two people’s struggle to connect and their search for the empathy needed to do so. Music and poetry spanning over 2600 years (Sappho - Dicky Dutton) highlights humanity's vital connections and affirms our innate value in AND outside of our contributions as living creators. We are alive BEFORE BODY MEETS EARTH!


Chelsea Fingal DeSouza - soprano

CodyRay Caho - performance artist

Ellen Jackson - director

Maria Thompson Corley - actor

Michael Lewis - music director and pianist

Sunday April 24, 2022 @ 2 PM
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
301 Saint Thomas Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
TICKETS: $20 suggested donation

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Aural Compass Projects 2021/2022 Season

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