SSC Community Voices Choruses Present Concert at Rockland’s First Congregational Church

SSC Community Voices, 2017, photo by Dave Green

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory’s SSC Community Voices and SSC Community Voices Too! choruses present a concert of songs from the 1960s on Sunday, April 15, 3 pm at First Congregational Church, 12 Church Street in Rockland.  This concert is supported in part by Rockland Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

SSC Community Voices and SSC Community Voices Too! are non-auditioned choruses that provide joyful ensemble singing and performance opportunities to over 60 adults and young adults.  These choruses are funded by the Cordelia Family Foundation.

SSC Community Voices is directed by board certified music therapists Eve Montague and Amanda Goff, with accompaniment by student pianist Karen Ji.  The Hingham-based group “Too!” is directed by board certified music therapists Emily Browder Melville and Kari O’Briant, and accompanied by student pianist Jennifer Boyd.  Both ensembles begin their next session in September and welcome new singers and peer mentors.  Music and instruction is adapted to accommodate all levels of ability.

This combined spring concert could include popular tunes such as California Dreamin’, Beyond The Sea, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I Want To Hold Your Hand, My Girl, and Blowin’ In The Wind.

South Shore Conservatory thanks the Cordelia Family Foundation for their underwriting of SSC Community Voices choruses.  Their generous gift allows South Shore Conservatory to offer these inclusive choruses for a nominal amount per semester, removing the financial barrier of entry and making it accessible for all.

The April 15 concert is free and open to the public.  Donations are welcome and help to defray costs. For more information on SSC Community Voices or South Shore Conservatory Creative Arts Therapies programs, please contact Eve Montague, Director of Creative Arts Therapies at 781-934-2731 x20, email e.montague@sscmusic.org, or visit www.sscmusic.org.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 4,000 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore.

Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play.

SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781) 749-7565, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, (781) 934-2731, and 135 Webster Street, Hanover, (781) 421-6162. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit www.sscmusic.org.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Photo by Dave Green