This fall, Juneberry Community Chorus will be singing a beautiful Argentinian song -- here is a chance to observe/participate in a little bit of Argentinian culture right here in the Upper Valley! On the same day from 2-3 on the Hanover Green, there'll be free tango lessons, followed by a concert by the tango quartet, all part of Dartmouth's 250th celebration.
Professor Noelia Cirnigliaro, Dartmouth College, is bringing Argentino Tango to White River Junction! As part of her course, "Tango Argentino: Music, Dance, Poetry, Community," she has invited world class artists from New York City to bring her students and the community (YOU!) together through the language of Argentine Tango.
Because of the benefits of Tango for those with Parkinson's, participation in this workshop is limited to 10-12 people living with PD or other neuromuscular challenge. However, there will be room for your partners or friends to observe! Our dancers will partner with Professor Noelia's students.
Saturday July 27, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 am
Open Door Studio
18 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT
There is no charge to attend this workshop.
Click here if you are interested in participating.
Reservations accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Meet the instructors: Andrés Bravo and Sarita Apel
Andres Bravo (Colombia) and Sarita Apel (Germany/Netherlands) are a professional Tango couple currently based in New York City. Andres and Sarita are the 2019 official US Tango Salon Champions and 2019 Tango Salon Champions at the SoCal Tango Championship. They have performed and taught in New York’s most prestigious Milongas...Andres and Sarita are also part of the renowned Tango For All Dance Company, performing in NYC and touring nationally.
Meet the musicians: Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet [Pedro Giraudo (bassist; band leader; arranger, composer), Nick Danielson (violin), Rodolfo Zanetti(bandoneon), Pablo Estigarribia (piano)]
Pedro Giraudo is a renowned bassist, composer and arranger and is among the most compelling tango artists today. He debuted his Tango Orchestra at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing in July 2015 and is an active cultural ambassador of the genre. His collaborations in the world of tango, jazz, pop and latin music are numerous, and he has participated in jazz and music festivals internationally.
I'm sad to be out of town during this workshop, which Peter Thompson, Choral Skills participant, shared -- if you go, please let me know!
A vocal workshop presented by Gideon Crevoshay and Avery Book. Following up on a lively and successful workshop series in 2017, this will be a day of powerful, spine-tingling, and heartfelt songs from the Republic of Georgia, Corsica, Sardinia, North American harmony singing traditions, and songs of struggle and resilience. Collectively, Avery and Gideon have traveled and studied in Sardinia, Georgia, Bulgaria, the Balkans, the British Isles, Corsica, and Turkey. They have been singing together since they were teenagers, and teach and perform together with the Tenores de Aterúe and Starry Mountain Singers. They are both longtime teachers with Village Harmony, and have a dynamic and highly collaborative teaching style that draws out daring music making and community building with participants and pushes their students toward deep engagement with the music.
Avery Book has worked as a community organizer for about 15 years in various organizations around the US, which has deepened his knowledge of and interest in the power of singing as an organizing tool. He leads the Vermont Solidarity Singers, a collective of singer-activists who bring their voices to events and protests around the state. Avery has been deeply involved in working class-led social movements for universal healthcare and workers' rights. He has become well-known as an arranger of social justice songs.
In addition to his interest in traditional and ancient music, Gideon has been working in the experimental and collaborative realms of music for many years with the Brooklyn-based music collective, Found Sound Nation. He has worked with musicians from over 30 countries and co-led socially-engaged music projects in Turkey, Russia, the Balkans, and around the US.
The workshop is open to all interested singers and costs $40-80 sliding scale. Please bring a simple potluck dish to share for lunch, or if you prefer, you can go out to lunch in Plainfield.
Saturday, June 15th, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Plainfield Friends Meeting (203 Martin Meadow Road, Plainfield, VT)
$40-80 sliding scale • potluck on the grounds
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your check to Avery Book, 354 Manhattan Drive, Unit 7, Burlington, VT 05401
I'm going... come find me to sing together! Patricia
Sing for the Earth
Come sing together in gratitude for earth's abundant beauty! In this program, you are invited to reflect on the relationship between humans and nature as the group reads through diverse short choral works related to nature, led by Handel Society director Robert Duff.
Recommended for all singers 12 and up; sight-reading skills are helpful but not required.
Tue Jun 25 2019 - 8:00 PM
Part of SHIFT: Across the globe, humans struggle to find balance in our relationship with nature. How can a quest for dominance transform into a sustainable collaboration? In SHIFT 2019, artists take on the Anthropocene with 10 days of events that explore the push and pull of that Human/Nature bond.
Check out the whole week's worth of SHIFT programming here. Lots of very cool stuff to explore -- percussive play, Iris Dement, soundscapes...
Saturday, May 18th, at 8 PM, Sunday, May 19th, at 2 PM - all at Spaudling Aud. with plenty of seats awaiting to be purchased. I think all singers should have seen and heard this entire piece once in their lives. The community chorus is awesome but the soloists are usually simply amazing. It also happens to be Bob's last conducting performance with the Society and people may want to just wish him their best wishes in person.
For tickets and more information, click here.
Full Circle, a 22-member choral group, celebrates Nature in their 28th spring concert. Director Jennifer Yocom and pianist, Patricia Norton, will be joined by Steven R. Swayne, Professor of Music at Dartmouth College, in a program that includes music by Edward Elgar, Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker, Joseph Shabalala, John Denver, and more. Lyrics are by Shakespeare, Carole King, May Swenson, and Lord Bryon, to name a few. Full Circle is proud to be premiering works by local composers Patricia Norton and Travis M. Ramsey. The concerts are May 17 at the Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ in Bradford, VT and May 18 at the Lyme Congregational Church in Lyme, NH. Both are at 7:30 with donations gratefully accepted at the door.
Juneberry members' activities and opportunities -- you send me the poster, I'll put it up here!