Thursday May 10, 2018
The South Burlington Community Chorus (SBCC) has been busy this spring. The chorus recently participated in the two-day Green Mountain Mahler Festival, performing “Mahler’s Symphony No.2” with the Burlington Civic Symphony and the Champlain Philharmonic. In addition, the SBCC is presenting their own concert, And So It Goes, Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. The performance, which is held at the McCarthy Arts Recital Hall, located on the campus of Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, features inspiring and moving songs about life, longing, and love, whether for a partner, a child, or for the world around us.
The concert’s title, And So It Goes, references a Billy Joel classic which will be performed. Other music in the program runs the gamut from lullabies to gospel to madrigals and includes favorites like the timeless “Moon River” by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini and the stunning choir arrangement “Stars,” which is accompanied by water-tuned glasses.
The SBCC, founded in 1973 and supported, in part, by the South Burlington Recreation and Parks Department (SBRP), is dedicated to giving people the opportunity to sing in a community chorus. There are no auditions to join and no requirement that singers live in South Burlington. The only requirements are the ability to match pitch with fellow singers and a commitment to attend weekly rehearsals. The SBCC strives to have funds available to enable those with financial need the opportunity to participate.
For more information about the May 19 concert, including how to get tickets, which are free for those under 18-years-old, contact the SBRP, 575 Dorset Street, 802-846-4108, or visit www.sbchorusvt.org online.