Monday Soprano & Steering Committee member, Joanne Sandberg-Cook has a great opportunity for women in Juneberry!
Spring concerts continue -- Soprano Joanne Cook sings with Cantabile -- you decide, is she a drama queen???? :)
Former Juneberry members Faith Alexandre & Jim Schley sing with Thetford Chamber Singers, with whom we also share performance space!
In January 2016, Scott Smedinghoff, a fine pianist, organist, choral musician, and mathematician, died in Lebanon. He was only 28. At the time, he was the musician at the Thetford Hill Church, the accompanist for Full Circle, and a close friend and frequent collaborator with Matthew Marsit, director of the Dartmouth Wind Symphony. Anyone privileged to work with Scott grew to love his sense of the absurd, his giggle, his long "wingspan", his incredible musical skill and equally abundant tact and kindness. Scott was devoted to music of all kinds, but especially Bach and new music. Matthew has planned a wonderful concert this spring which includes pieces commissioned in his honor. One of the pieces he chose, Liberation by David Maslanka, includes a chorus, which is being made up of local singers, most of whom had the opportunity to sing with Scott. Tom and I will be participating.
If you would like to come, we can arrange for 2 for 1 tickets --- please contact us and let us help. I may not be able to sing because of this bug, but I will be there, remembering my 4-hand piano and Thai-lunch partner.
Soprano Laurie Harding, a mostly Tuesday and occasionally Monday Juneberry chorus singer, will be honored at this year's Leaders & Heroes of the Upper Valley banquet, hosted by Vital Communities! Click on the button to visit the webpage and consider buying a ticket to celebrate what Laurie has brought to the Upper Valley with the Upper Valley Community Nursing Project and Headrest.
The Bach Marathon will be held this year on March 24 at the Lutheran church in Hanover. from 9AM to about 7PM. This is a day-long event in which groups of all sizes and ages perform peices by JS Bach and his progeny. The Bach Study group, a group of unauditioned singers and instrumentalists who have been meeting to study Bach every Friday morning for 35+ years(!,) will be performing 2 Bach Cantatas, BWV11 and BWV106 between 2 and 3pm. At 6pm there will be a "flash" orchestra assembled to perform the Brandenberg Concertos. Come for part of the day or the whole day; sneak into the church and listen! It is an amazing day of music performed by your neighbors, children and grandchildren.
At least two Juneberry members, Joanne Sandberg Cook (Monday soprano) and Kathleen Shepherd (Monday alto) participate in the Bach Study group regularly.
Juneberry members' activities and opportunities -- you send me the poster, I'll put it up here!