Social Band sings of “Rivers, Seas and Dreams,”
featuring a premiere by Anna Patton
Rivers, both literal and metaphorical – this is the theme of Social Band’s spring concert series. The program centers on a premiere of a marvelous new song cycle by Brattleboro denizen, Anna Patton.
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 7:30pm ~ Richmond Free Library ~
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 3:00pm ~ First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington ~
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 7:30pm ~ United Church of Hinesburg ~
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 3:00pm ~ Charlotte Congregational Church ~
Patton’s composition is a setting of a selection of poems from the work “Dart” by British poet, Alice Oswald - a work born out of conversations with people who live and work along the River Dart in Devon, England.
The settings follow the eels swimming under the surface, the forester working along the river in the presence of the water nymph, the swimmer moving into the water-world with a dramatic splash, the harbor with its boat voices and boat builders – all of these riding on the flow of the River as it makes its way from source to outlet.
Anna Patton, with her richly eclectic musical background of jazz, classical, traditional and world music, sets these poems delightfully - like a river itself, moving smoothly and naturally between contrasting settings.
Social Band complements this river-inspired song cycle with works by Palestrina, Thomas Morley and Vermont composers, Don Jamison, Lily Jacobson and Betsy Brigham, all featuring the workings of water in our world and our lives.
As always, Social band brings its characteristic “joie de vivre” to this program - combining powerful singing, food for thought and our collective sparkling personality. Join us as we come together for an hour of song and poetry.
Admission is by suggested donation of $15.
Tickets are available from members of the chorus or at the door.