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March 6, 2008

Barbershop in space

Barbershop chorus the Houston Tidelanders will honor the first woman Commander of the International Space Station, Peggy Whitson, when they serenade her in space on International Women’s Day with the tune Peg of My Heart. Celebrated annually on March 8, International Women’s Day is a global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential while addressing social, economic and political barriers affecting women. The 90 voice Tidelanders recorded the video performance for Whitson and unfurled a banner bearing the message “Happy International Women’s Day, Peg.” The video message will be sent up to the International Space Station for her on March 8 and will be posted on the NASA web site for all to see. Whitson epitomizes just the kind of role model that International Women’s Day strives to celebrate. Selected as an astronaut in 1996, she spent 184 days on the International Space Station in 2002. Comprised of four International award-winning quartets as well as the performance chorus, the Tidelanders are the second oldest continually-existing performing arts organization in Houston.

Posted by acapnews at March 6, 2008 10:24 PM


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