North Country Chorus Spring Concert

North Country Chorus Spring Concert
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Alan Rowe
Status: Archived
Date Posted: Sun, Apr 24 2022
The North Country Chorus presents their 73rd annual spring concert on Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 1, at 3 pm. Both performances are in South Church Hall on the Main St. campus of St. Johnsbury Academy.

Joining the 46 singers currently in North Country Chorus are the 18 voices of the Academy’s select ensemble, The Hilltones. Under the direction of Academy music director Alan Rowe and accompanied by a chamber ensemble, they are performing Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living. 

The concert also includes “All of Us” from Considering Matthew Shephard. The Hilltones round out the program with a variety of songs from their repertoire.

The North Country Chorus first presented Requiem for the Living in 2016, just three years after its 2013 debut. Since then, it has become one of most widely performed major choral works in the country. Alan Rowe notes that “our chorus so enjoyed singing this Requiem and our audiences were so moved by our performances that we were eager to sing it again.” Rowe adds, “All of the songs in the program were chosen to reflect on these troubled times and offer a sense of comfort and hope.”

Admission is by donation. All attendees are required to wear a mask and show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours.