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Truro women telling their story through song

Someone Like Her: The Story of Women Through Song will be staged at the Marigold Cultural Centre in September. Singers taking part are, from left, Kate Vandermeulen, Emma Smit-Geraghty, Beth Terry, Sarah Glinz and Julia Deuville.
Someone Like Her: The Story of Women Through Song will be staged at the Marigold Cultural Centre in September. Singers taking part are, from left, Kate Vandermeulen, Emma Smit-Geraghty, Beth Terry, Sarah Glinz and Julia Deuville. - Lynn Curwin

What songs would you choose for the soundtrack to your life?

Five Truro-area women have chosen theirs, and will present them in a show called Someone Like Her: The Story of Women Through Song at the Marigold Cultural Centre.

“Music is my life,” said Beth Terry. “Everything I do is based on music, and this is an idea that’s been brewing for a while.”

She mentioned the idea to Emma Smit-Geraghty, who encouraged her to move forward with it, and agreed to take part. They have been joined by three others: Sarah Glinz, Julia Deuville and Kate Vandemeulen.

“Narrowing down the choices was hard,” said Terry. “There were some songs that two or three of us had on our lists though, and they meant something different to each of us.”

One of the popular choices was Dreams, by Fleetwood Mac.

Most songs will be familiar to the audience, but there are some original pieces written by the women.

There will also be a band. Smit-Geraghty will play piano, Deuville will play ukulele, and a 12-year-old girl will be on drums. They’re looking for a few more musicians interested in being part of the band.

“The show will include country, pop, punk, Broadway… all genres,” said Terry.

“Music can bring you back to a good place, and that’s what we hope this show will do.”

The show will be staged at the Marigold Cultural Centre Sept.22, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students, and can be purchased through Ticketpro.

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