Women of Valor



Women of Valor was submitted for the 2018 GRAMMYs in the following categories:


Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Producer of the Year (Classical)




"...ingenious and invigorating composition...a maturing masterpiece... Ms. Clearfield has presented powerful and modern insights into the women of the Old Testament."

-Stan Schmidt, Producer/Host of Going Beyond Words, KVNO Classical


"A haunting and beautiful oratorio...superb."

-Dennis E. Ferraraon, Five Star Amazon Review


"Andrea Clearfield has constructed a major work....The soloists are excellent. Soprano Hila Plitmann and mezzo Rinat Shahan have voices that ideally complement each other....Green's direction is faultless....The recording is of the very highest standard."

-Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine



Producer/Engineer: Frederick Vogler

Assistant Engineer: Sergey Parfenov

Recording Producer: Marcia Dickstein

Editor: Mark Gilfry

Mastering: Frederick Vogler

Cover Art & Woman of Valor logo: Louise Clearfield

Calligraphy Art: Drew

Design: 2310 Design

Recorded at SOKA University, Mission Viejo, California, April 4, 2016

Music Published by


Special thanks to

There are so many people to thank, most importantly, there would be no music without the words. We pay tribute to each writer and translator whose inspirational text gave a contemporary voice to these 
Women of Valor.

Click here to view full credit information for writers and translators.


tovah feldshuh,



rinat shaham,



We are extremely grateful to

Honorary Co-Producer ($10,000 and up)


Dr. Ian Drew

Your woman of valor ($2,500)

America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Bernard Franklin

Jean and Jerry Friedman

Noralee Gold

Moses and Susan Libitzky

Edwin Prober

Guy and Jeanine Saperstein

musician lover first chair ($1,000)


and our additional Sponsors


Cantor Perryne Anker

Michael and Evelyne Antin

Anita Burgoyne

Louise and Harris R. Clearfield

John Cygan and Cathy Merriman-Cygan

Judith E. Dolmatch

Lydia Friedlich

Sandra Kapin

Marion H. Klein

Carolyn L.

Shirley Lashinsky

Barbara Lazaroff

Dr. and Dr. Allan Levine

Julie Madorsky

Dr. Whitney Postman

Laura J. and Gary Rothman

Martha Siegel

Bruce Shragg

Monica Slone