Pilgrim Festival Singers Present Remembering…Songs of War, Songs of Peace

PATCH.com –  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a small ensemble drawn from the Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community choral group, present their summer concert series, Remembering…Songs of War, Songs of Peace, on Saturday, June 13, 7:30 pm at First Trinitarian Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate; on Sunday, June 14, 7:30 pm, Central Congregational Church, 2 Webster Street, Middleborough; and on Saturday, June 20, 7:30 pm, at the Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, Plymouth. In the spirit of American patriotism, the concert features repertoire associated with America’s conflicts from the Revolutionary War through present day, directed by William B. Richter and accompanied by pianist Elizabeth Chapman Reilly.

From marching songs such as Yankee Doodle and Dixie, to popular songs that have become associated with a specific conflict, such as Tipperary and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, we’ll be taking you on a tour of the songs America sang during its various wars over the last 250 years.  There will be songs recognized by everyone as well as some that will be unknown.  Two Colonial Folksongs, arranged by contemporary composer Dan Forrest, give a fresh look at songs originally popularized during the Revolutionary War. Eleanor Daley’s beautiful  setting of the World War I era poem, On Flanders Fields, reminds us that a century ago Europe was aflame with one of the deadliest conflicts in history. Songs associated with the turbulent era of the 1960’s will remind us of Vietnam. And, in homage to our armed services, we’ll be singing a medley of their well-known theme songs.

Tickets for the performances are $10.00 and may be purchased at the door, by calling Gail at 781-826-8416, or online at www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org. For more information on the concert or PFC, please visit their website at www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

 

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

The Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit singing group dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. The PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  For more information about PFC, please visit www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.