First Congregational Church of Madison, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT
The Shorelines Own Shoreline Chorale will celebrate its 30 year anniversary with an exciting concert program, Singing by the Sea: 30 Years of the Shoreline Chorale. Favorite selections from past years include Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure and i thank you God by Elliot Z. Levine on poetry by e.e. cummings. Additional sets include pieces about the sea and on singing. Composers include Vecchi, Schubert, Vaughn Williams, Paulus, Chilcott, and Moses Hogan. The audience will participate in singing Jeremy Bankstons How Can I Keep from Singing, which includes trumpets and hand chimes.
The Shoreliners Quintet will perform "A-Rovin, a traditional sea chanty arranged by chorale member Charles Houlihan. Featured instrumentalist, trumpeter Eric Gerhardt, will perform Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets. Mr. Gerhardt also serves as band director at Westbrook High School.
The chorales Music Director Rachael Allen also serves as director of choral music at Westbrook High School, and accompanist Joyce Baxter also serves as music director at the Clinton Congregational Church.
The concert will be performed on Sunday, May 5 at 4pm at the First Congregational Church of Madison, 26 Meetinghouse Lane. Donation is $15 to $20. A reception will follow.