Social Band Spring Choral Concerts

April 28, 2015  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

Inspired and invigorated by the coming of spring, Social Band, Burlington’s lively band of choristers, sings of journeys, both literal and figurative, that change us along the way — an hour of song and poetry that explores transitions and rites of passage and their transformative power.

“A Beautiful Adventure” — Songs of Travels and Transformations
April 11 – 7:30 p.m. Richmond Free Library
April 12 – 3 p.m. First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington
April 18  – 7:30 p.m. Hinesburg United Church
April 19 – 3 p.m. Charlotte Congregational Church

Selections include pieces by the Renaissance master William Byrd juxtaposed with traditional English tunes – both genres wending their way through the springtime themes of death, rebirth and improbable transformations.
Social Band also offers new compositions written by its own members. Bruce Chalmer has set the “Threefold Blessing” in Hebrew and in English – a blessing used in modern Jewish practice. Lily Jacobson’s “I am Coming Home” features the poetry of her spiritually adventuresome grandmother, Dorothy Jacobson, and describes the “post-rite-of-passage” homeward journey. And Don Jamison entreats, “Awake my zeal, awake my love to serve the spirit here below,” with his song “Little Mountain.”

Admission is by suggested donation of $15. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, visit or call (802) 355-4216.


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