Singing City’s 64th Anniversary Concert
|When:||Back to Calendar May 13, 2012 @ 4:00 PM||Where:||Penn Charter's Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts
3000 W School House Ln
|Cost:||General admission tickets for the concert are $25; seniors and students $20.|
|Categories:||Community Event Music|
Singing City’s 64th Anniversary Concert Includes Film,
Children’s Paintings and Poetry
Concert includes Philadelphia’s Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.
PHILADELPHIA, May 8, 2012 – Singing City will be performing its 64th
anniversary concert on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at 4 p.m. at Penn Charter’s
Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts, 3000 School House Lane, Philadelphia.
The concert, featuring Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom
http://www.singingcity.org/concertseason/Tears.jpgand Karl Jenkins’ The
Armed Man – A Mass for Peace, will be conducted by Jeffrey Brillhart. The
Singing City Choir will be accompanied by Thomas Sheehan, as well as a
performance by the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.
The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace is presented with
Text Box: Artwork: Tears by Tran Quy An, age 13
Learn more at http://www.speakpeace.net/
a full-length film compiled of video footage and images drawn from Speak
Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children’s Paintings. Speak
Peace is a traveling exhibit that features 34 paintings by Vietnamese
children on peace and war, currently on loan from the poems written by
American children, veterans, and established poets. The footage is
specifically edited War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Each
painting is accompanied by one or more to
synchronize with Jenkins’ music. The footage provides a suitably poignant
visual context for this powerful composition. It is not suitable for
children under the age of 13.
00/JeriLynneJohnsonLargeJPG.JPGThe mission of Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra,
founded in 2007, is to take the audience beyond spectatorship to
participation in the artistic experience. They are the first world-class
professional orchestra to reflect the cultural diversity of the Delaware
Valley Region. Jeri Lynne Johnson, founding music director, is an
award-winning conductor who made history in 2005, when she became the first
African-American woman to win an international conducting prize known as the
Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship. Ms. Johnson is also a member of
Singing City’s board of directors.
Immediately following The Armed Man will be an audience discussion led by
Irene McHenry, executive director of the Friends Council on Education;
Michael Gagne, executive director of the Envision Peace Museum in
Philadelphia; and Gili Ronen, Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher
Education (CRETE) instructor and Singing City Choir Member.
General admission tickets for the concert are $25; seniors and students $20.
For tickets or more information, please visit <http://www.singingcity.org>
www.singingcity.org or call 215.569.9067.
About Singing City
Now in its 64th season, Singing City stands behind its credo of “uniting
people through music since 1948.” The choir presents exceptional choral
music in venues throughout the city. Singing City is proud to have added
its children’s choir in 2010. In a recently implemented program in two West
Philadelphia Schools, the children of the Singing City Children’s Choir are
mentored by members of the adult choir to enrich their overall musical
experience. Singing City programming in the schools teaches basic vocals
and helps children find their voices. Adult choir members help the children
discover their creative side and perform at a higher level. The group also
takes choral music to the underserved, performing and beyond concert halls,
in many other venues including area care facilities. In addition to
performances in around Philadelphia, the choir has traveled extensively -
across the United States, to Israel, Egypt, the Soviet Union, Cuba, and to
both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The group most recently
visited Brazil in 2009. The choir plans to travel to Bosnia, Serbia and
Croatia in July 2012. For more information about Singing City visit
<http://www.Singingcity.org> www.Singingcity.org or call 215.569.9067.