The Assabet Valley Mastersingers are holding a concert for peace on November 13th. The performance will take place at Algonquin Regional High School with the school’s chorus.
The community is invited, for a fee. The exception – military service members and veterans can attend for free. The press release and two page flyer with details are below:
The Time Has Come For Peace
On Sunday, November 13, 2016 Assabet Valley Mastersingers and orchestra with Algonquin Regional High School Chorus (Dir. Kathrine Waters) and mezzo Catherine Hedberg—all under the direction of AVM Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton—will set the theme for this season with inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s inauguration speech: “The time for healing…to bridge the chasm…has come…Let freedom reign.”
In 2015 Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds set these eloquent words to music in The Time Has Come. The principal composition featured in the program will be Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace—a rousing opus setting sacred and secular texts, including poetry, The Koran, the Hindu Mahabharata and others within a Christian Mass framework. Jenkins’ powerful work, commissioned in 2000 as a contemplation of war and peace across centuries and cultures, is orchestrally rich and at times martial, harsh, lyrical, and serene. This AVM concert promises to be both unusual and vividly poignant.
Active Duty Military and all Veterans will be honored by FREE admission to this AVM concert at 3:30 pm on November 13th at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough. Please go to the desk for a ticket, awarded on the honor system. There will be no public recognition at the concert, such as a standing acknowledgment. Rather, AVM respects those who have served our country in this valuable way.
Details of concert ticket purchase for other guests may be found on the website www.avmsingers.org or by calling (978) 562-9838. Partial funding for Assabet Valley Mastersingers, a non-profit organization, has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through grants awarded by Arts Councils in Berlin, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, and Westborough.