In its upcoming November concert series, Social Band gives thanks to “thanks” - or to be more precise, Social Band sings in celebration of those things that grace us – gifts we haven’t earned and may not even deserve, but come our way anyway.
“May my heart in tune be found”
Songs of Gratitude and Grace
• Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:30pm ~ Richmond Free Library
• Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 3:00pm ~ First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington
• Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 7:30pm ~ United Church of Hinesburg
• Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 3:00pm ~ Charlotte Congregational Church
In anxious times, it can feel almost like an obligation to focus on all that is disturbing and disquieting. A sense of gratitude can seem like a luxury we can ill afford. But the wisest among us know that fostering a sense of gratitude brings out the best in us all. Social Band sings to the forces of grace and the virtues of gratitude in its fall concert series.
Among its varied selections, Social Band will present William Byrd’s six-part setting of “Haec Dies” along with an earlier, more reflective setting of the same text by Jacob Arcadelt. And with Social Band’s signature mix of old and new, this 25-member choral group will premiere new works by two of our beloved “in-house” composers, Bruce Chalmer and Don Jamison. Chalmer’s piece entitled “Dreamers”, with words co-authored by his wife Judy Alexander, asks us if we “can accept the gift of sight.” Jamison’s piece is a setting of the Wordsworth poem “The Tables Turned” and urges us to balance our intellect and “come forth and bring with you a heart that watches and receives.”
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 a program of song and poetry.
Admission is by suggested donation of $15. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, visit www.socialband.org, find us on Facebook, or call (802) 355-4216.