The Poets Speak: Mending a Broken World

Date(s) - 03/31/2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Overlook Methodist Church


Award-winning chorus Ars Choralis, directed by Barbara Pickhardt, presents “The Poets Speak: Mending a Broken World” Inspired by the South African word ubuntu (humanity toward others), the concertcombines words and music to express the universal bond of loving-kindness.


The concert shines a spotlight on youth and features The Festival of the Voice Youth Chorale,directed by Harvey Boyer. . College-age members of Ars Choralis will appear as soloists and readers of poems by teenage Somalian refugees.


The Eribeth Quartet joins Ars Choralis to perform “The Hope of Loving” by acclaimed young composer Jake Runestad, known for socially conscious music.

Narrator Gilles Malkine will read from works by Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman and Wendell Berry, among others. Pianist JoAnne Schubert, percussionist Paul Chambers, Jim Sullivan on banjo and guitarist Greg Dinger accompany the singers in songs ranging from Renaissance to contemporary classical, gospel, pop, spirituals and bluegrass.


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