As One, Songs of Pride & Belonging
Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 5 PM
First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Our final concert of the 2013–2014 season uses folk songs and global music traditions to explore how cultural pride and a sense of belonging can be expressed through music. Works range from the currently famous joik “Eatnemen Vuelie” (the opening song in the movie Frozen) to old Cuban favorite “Lágrimas Negras” to Jewish folk song “El Yivneh Hagalil.” Featured composers include Gustav Holst (England), Veljo Tormis (Estonia), Zoltán Kodály (Hungary), and Abbie Betinis (United States).
We’ll be performing at First Unitarian Church at 5:00 PM. Donations accepted.
Join us after the concert to celebrate the end of the season with a dinner of summer favorites. We’ll be feasting on a personalized menu of local produce and handcrafted barbecue, accompanied with a few special musical selections that weren’t part of the evening’s concert program. We can think of no better way to toast the successes of this year’s season and celebrate the friends and supporters who have made such work possible. All proceeds support the work of the Chestnut Street Singers and help us to keep presenting accessible, innovative concerts. Make your reservation today!
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Composers: Betinis, Estevez, Fjellheim, Holst, Istre, Kodály, Matamoros, McGlynn, Pahor, Sozio, Tormis, and Vaughan Williams.
Countries Represented: Cuba, England, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Ireland, Norway, Slovenia, United States of America, and Venezuela.
Languages: English, Estonian, Hebrew, Hungarian, Irish, Slovenian, and Spanish.
Chestnut Street Singers: Michael Blaakman, Elizabeth Chegezy, Josh Dearing, Nate Gibney, Amy Hochstetler, Michael Johnson, Elissa Kranzler, Kurt Marsden, Ken Olin, Rebekah Reddi, Patrick Ressler, Jordan Rock, Lizzy Schwartz, Dan Sprague, Melinda Steffy, and Caroline Winschel.