Spend a spring evening enjoying powerful and whimsical music in celebration of nature performed by the South Burlington Community Chorus May 20 at the McCarthy Arts Recital Hall.

SBCC Presents a Celebration of Nature

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Thursday May 11, 2017

The South Burlington Community Chorus (SBCC), under the direction of Matthew LaRocca, will present songs inspired by nature Saturday, May 20, 7:30 p.m., at the McCarthy Arts Recital Hall, located in the Saint Michael’s Playhouse, on the campus of Saint Michael’s College, Colchester.

Highlights of the concert include John Rutter’s “For the Beauty of the Earth,” Eric Whitacre’s “Animal Crackers Vol.1 & 2,” Ola Gjeilo’s “Northern Lights,” and many more. The concert will also feature the world premiere performance of an original composition by Matthew Skelley, a student from Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. The student composer works with Music-Comp, whose mission is to assist young composers through online mentoring with professional composers and live performances of student work. Skelley’s piece is entitled ‘Uvavnuk’s Song’ with text from the Canadian Inuit “angekkuq,” meaning spiritual healer/oral poet, over 100 years ago.

SBCC was founded in 1973 and is supported, in part, by the South Burlington Recreation and Parks Department. The organization is dedicated to giving people the opportunity to sing in a community chorus. There are no auditions to join the chorus and no requirement that singers live in South Burlington. The only requirements are the ability to match pitch with fellow singers and to be committed to attending weekly rehearsals. The SBCC strives to have funds available to enable those with financial need the opportunity to participate.

Advance ticket purchase for the SBCC concert and more information are available by visiting www.sbchorusvt.org or at the South Burlington Recreation and Parks Department, 575 Dorset Street, 802-846-4108. Admission is free for children, students under 18, and the faculty and staff of Saint Michael’s College.