The Lyndon State College Community Chorus and student Jazz Combo will present “Songs for the Journey,” Monday, May 5 in the Alexander Twilight Theatre on the LSC campus. The set list features both instrumental and vocal music, all related to journeying. The Chorus, under the direction of Janet Edmondson, an adjunct faculty member in Music and Performing Arts at LSC, is made of singers from the college and the surrounding area.
The concert will begin with the Jazz Combo and vocalists exploring the roots of jazz through traditional blues, Dixieland, swing and standards. In the second half of the concert, the Community Chorus will feature choral music based on the poetry of Robert Frost (The Road Not Taken), e e cummings (i carry your heart), Walt Whitman (Songs for the Open Road), and Robert Louis Stevenson. Following these “road songs” are “river songs” including MacGillivray’s “Song for the Mira,” and Marcus and Feldman’s “River in Judea.” A rousing finale will feature the Combo and Chorus combining for a rendition of “Down by the Riverside.”
The concert begins at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and will go to support the purchase of music and supplies for the chorus. Lyndon State College’s Lecture and Arts Series is sponsored by Hayes Ford and Vermont Broadcast Associates. The Series is made possible in part by the Harriet M. Sherman Lecture Fund.
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