SCHOLA CANTORUM ON HUDSON CAPS 15TH SEASON WITH CONCERT CELBRATING LANDMARK PERIODS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
Date: March 8, 2010
Location: New York, USA
DAY IS AWAKING - Choral Concerts in Manhattan and Ramsey, New Jersey
In gratitude for the ability to live into the American Dream, Schola Cantorum on Hudson (SCH) presents a concert program of American works underscoring profound moments and landmark periods in United States history from the first half of the twentieth century to the present day.
The concert, under the direction of Artistic Director and Founder Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, culminates the organization’s 15th anniversary season entitled “Celebrating Our American Stories.” Musical selections represent our country's ever-present optimism that shines brightly through times of challenge and renewal…transforming adversity into opportunity. Audience members will be treated to a mix of arrangements of Gershwin tunes, familiar folk songs and spirituals. Highlights of the program include a performance of Featured Composer Roger Wesby's gospel-style “Free at Last,” based on Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Also programmed are Shawn Kirchner’s arrangement of the traditional Appalachian folk song “Bright Morning Stars,” and Larry Farrow's arrangement of “Turn the World Around.” Other composers/arrangers include Libby Larsen, Moses Hogan, Mark Hayes, and Alice Parker.
Additional information regarding the ensemble and its activities can be obtained online at ScholaOnHudson.org or by calling (201) 918-3011.
4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2010, The First Presbyterian Church, 15 Shuart Lane, Ramsey, NJ
8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010, St. John's in the Village, 218 West 11th Street (@ Waverly Place), New York, NY
All tickets are priced at $15 in honor of the organization’s 15th anniversary season.
Advance tickets may also be purchased in the following ways: