Music school to see a busy week ahead

  • Purple Finches Youth Chorus will perform Monday at 7 p.m. Courtesy of Cheryl Senter

Thursday, June 01, 2017

It starts today with the monthly Bach Lunch Lecture at 12:10 p.m. Hannah Murray, the voice department chairwoman, will speak on “Hearing History: 100 Years of American Vocal Styles.” Murray explores changing vocal styles and how music reflects contemporary social movements, wars, popular culture and more.

Murray’s lecture will be reinforced next Thursday, also at 12:10 p.m., with a Bach Lunch Concert by Peggo Horstmann Hodes performing “Moon Songs” accompanied by Kent Allyn on piano. The show will be a rendition of the snowed-out Valentine’s Day concert that paired songs about the moon, love and both.

Bach lectures and concerts are held in the music school’s recital hall. The programs are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch.

This is the last pair of Bach lunches before a summer recess.

On Monday, the Purple Finches Youth Chorus will present its spring concert at 6:30 p.m. at South Congregational Church in Concord.

There are about 80 singers in kindergarten through eighth grade who will perform.

The spring concert program features show tunes like Irving Berlin’s “Simple Melody,” folk music like “Ashokan Farewell” and contemporary hits like “Jar of Hearts.”

The Purple Finches Chorus is directed  by Maria Isaak. It will be accompanied by Calbin Herst on piano and student accompanists Yebin Wong, Laurette Nepa, Anne Papinsick and Madison Simpson.

Tickets to this show are $5 and available at the door or at ccmusicschool.org.

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