May 29, 2017

ChoruS of East Providence Concerts

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The ChoruS of East Providence will perform two concerts entitled “The American Song,” on Saturday, May 6th, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 7th, at 3:00 p.m. at East Providence High School, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, under the direction of Beth Armstrong, accompanied by Rena Anthony.
The music for this concert is a collection of songs and styles that Americans have sung and written since the turn of the 20th century and they represent the types of music that are uniquely American: ragtime, jazz, Broadway, folk, pop, rock, spirituals and gospel. This is music that was invented in America by American people with an American sensibility and a unique American culture. Much of it is the invention of the African-American, a culture born and raised in America and nowhere else. Although European musicians often perform American music, they long to hear Americans perform it themselves.

“The American Song” is based on the music that was developed over the years by well-known American artists, such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Louie Armstrong, Simon & Garfunkel, and many more. These artists have woven the melodies of so many of the American songs we have come to treasure. Music Director Beth Armstrong has created this program, featuring “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Java Jive”,” I Love A Piano”. We are taking this same concert to Ireland in July.


Tickets are $15.00. Tickets for Seniors are $12.00. Children twelve years old and under are admitted free. Visit the ChoruS website: www.chorusofep.org.   or for tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com.
The ChoruS of East Providence annually asks for donations of canned goods and non perishable foods. This spring all donations will benefit the Bread of Life Food Pantry located at Newman Congregational Church, 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916. The pantry is a collaborative, ecumenical effort of six East Providence churches: Bethany Church of the Nazarene, Church of the Epiphany, Evangelical Covenant Church, Haven United Methodist Church, Newman Congregational Church, and St. Margaret Church. The Bread of Life Food Pantry is open to all those in need of food assistance from East Providence and surrounding communities regardless of religious beliefs. This is a remarkable operation that has been successful in fulfilling its mission to “feed the hungry in our midst.” It has also been successful in creating a true sense of community among its volunteers as they work alongside one another to assist clients in need. The ChoruS appreciates your generosity to our efforts to help feed our neighbors.

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