"The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be." Pete Seeger
Memorial Day Concert
"Draw the Circle Wide"
Monday, May 29th | 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Thetford, VT.
$5 suggested donation at the door.
We begin with a startling variety of songs reflecting some of the places of origin of denizens of the United States. We end with songs that celebrate the many freedoms we share. Historical nuggets, improvisation, a little laughter, and maybe some tears all included. Be energized by singing and listening in community -- relevant, healing, and followed by food and gathering!
In May of 1865, African-Americans in South Carolina honored and thanked dead Union soldiers who had died in a Confederate prison. It is one of the potential origins of Memorial Day, which became a federal holiday in 1971, but has been celebrated as "Decoration Day" since shortly after the Civil War. Our concert honors and celebrates the wide circle of people and freedoms which American soldiers have died to protect.
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