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Mar
3
Sun
Day 2: North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention @ Camp New Hope — Fleming Lodge
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

The annual North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention is the first weekend of March! Held over two days for the third year in a row, this year includes one day of singing in Raleigh and a second day of singing in new-to-the-group venue in Chapel Hill. Both days are free and open to the public, and singers and non-singers alike are welcome.

Sacred Harp singing is the largest surviving branch of what is known as traditional American shape note singing. Singers in this tradition sing without accompaniment and sit arranged by vocal part in a “hollow square,” facing one another across the square and taking turns at leading from the middle of the square.

On Sunday, songs will be sung from the Shenandoah Harmony, now in its second printing since its release in mid-February 2013.

The Shenandoah Harmony is a relatively new shape-note songbook with a concentration on Shenandoah Valley music of the early 19th century. At 469 songs on 480 pages, The Shenandoah Harmony is the largest new book of its kind published in more than 150 years.

The original inspiration for The Shenandoah Harmony was to create a tunebook that included the best of the shape-note songs collected, printed, and published by Ananias Davisson from 1816 to 1826 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Davisson’s works, Kentucky Harmony and A Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, combine European congregational hymns and New England singing-school repertoire with the frontier sound of arranged folk hymns and camp meeting songs. They had a profound influence on later tunebooks, including the popular shape-note book The Sacred Harp.
You can learn more about the history of The Shenandoah Harmony and order it online: shenandoahharmony.com

On both days of the Convention, the songbook in use will be available, both for loan and for sale.​

Both days will also feature a potluck “dinner on the grounds” lunch option, or you can dine out on your own during the lunch break.

Mar
7
Thu
PopUp Chorus Broadway sings: HAMILTON @ The ArtsCenter
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

at ArtsCenter, Carrboro
6:30PM Doors – 7PM Show
$13 Adults, $8 Students, (w/ticket fee and tax added)

Musical theater lovers, come sing these three songs from cultural phenomena, Hamilton. This PopUp Broadway is not to be missed! Remember, everyone is welcome, regardless of vocal ability, age or experience. Come if you love to sing and come if you love Broadway and musicals!

It is never too early to start familiarizing yourself with the material for this event! Feel free to listen to the original cast recordings of these songs, or any of the other versions you will find on YouTube.

Remember, Allan will teach the songs, so it is fine to attend even if you have not heard the songs before. You will learn them and have great fun.

Wait For It

Satisfied

The Room Where It Happens

Are you new to PopUp Broadway?

PopUp Broadway is conducted by Dr. Allan Friedman. Allan is the music director at Durham’s Judea Reform Congregation and artistic director of Women’s Voices Chorus, and was a choral conductor for Duke Chapel Music for eight years. He is joined by Dr. Deborah Hollis, a much-loved area accompanist and piano teacher. Deborah plays the piano as the singers learn and perform the material.

“This is a low-pressure, high-fun event. You don’t need to be able to sing well, and you don’t need to know anyone else who is going,” says conductor Allan Freidman. “No one will judge you for your voice or your knowledge. It’s a chance to make great music in a welcoming setting with minimal commitment. Singing, especially group singing, makes you feel good!”Do you like to sing? Do you have fantasies of being on a Broadway stage? Do you adore musicals and Broadway shows? Did you sing and perform in high school or college and do you miss it? If you sing in the shower, in your car, or along to your favorite soundtrack recording then you belong in PopUp Chorus Broadway!

At our monthly events, folks come together to learn and perform two fabulous show tunes. We spend about 40 minutes learning each song before moving on to a final performance, which is filmed and recorded. We always have one or two sing-along bonus songs for even MORE fun!

Everybody is welcome! We are a drop-in chorus that invites all people who love to sing – regardless of experience – to join us. No audition or monthly commitment is required – just show up at The ArtsCenter to sing.

Come be a part of the chorus (line), ensemble and cast. PopUp Broadway is everybody’s opening night, your chance to sing the show tunes you love, and maybe even discover a new song and show!

Drinks available from the bar. Free parking in the multi-story parking deck adjacent to The ArtsCenter

Mar
10
Sun
SONAM Early Spring Concert to Support Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Chapel Hill
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm

Join Singers of New and Ancient Music (SONAM) for our Early Spring concert! All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, which helps house and support families of children undergoing medical care in area hospitals.

This concert will feature music about hope and persistence through struggle. You’ll hear works by Lutheran Masters including Schütz, Bach, Brahms, and Distler, as well as Caroline Shaw’s “To the Hands”.

Donations will be accepted at the door in lieu of tickets.

Connect with SONAM: http://sonamchorus.org

Connect with Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill: https://rmh-chapelhill.org/

Connect with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Chapel Hill: https://www.holytrinitychapelhill.org/

Cantari Presents Poetry in Song @ The Arts Center
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm

Musical settings of folk tales, intense poetry, and Shakespeare. Two settings of the text “If Music Be the Food of Love” bookend the concert.

Guest artist: Jacob Wenger, cellist

Performing

If Music Be the Food of Love
Jean Belmont
Trois Chansons
Maurice Ravel
Three Quartets, Opus 57
Anton Arensky
Three Shakespeare Songs
Arthur Frackenpohl
Four Robert Burns Ballads
James Mulholland
Love, Thricewise
Joseph Gregorio
Little Bird
Eric Whitacre
Little Bird, Little Bird
Gail Kubik
If Music Be the Food of Love
David Dickau

 

Mar
30
Sat
UNC Opera: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music @ James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Mar
31
Sun
UNC Opera: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music @ James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Apr
12
Fri
Carolina Choir and Chamber Singers: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music @ James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Apr
14
Sun
UNC Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music @ James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

May
18
Sat
Life, Love and Reflections @ Hill Hall
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

Poetic expressions of life, love, and reflections on nature. Selections include “Fern Hill” composed by John Corigliano, based on a poem by Dylan Thomas, “Five Hebrew Love Songs” composed by Eric Whitacre, and “Reflections from a Mexican Garden” composed by Kevin Padworski and based on poems by Grace Hazard Conklin, So Juana Inés de la Cruz, indigenous poetry in one of Mexico’s native languages, Nahuatl.

Jun
1
Sat
Women of Note @ Chapel of the Cross
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

Showcasing exciting music from contemporary women composers. Selections include

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass – Carol Barnett for mixed chorus and bluegrass band

A Burst of Song – Joan Szymko

Songstream – Alice Parker

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