THE POETS SPEAK:
MENDING A BROKEN WORLD
Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31
“The Poets Speak: Mending a Broken World” is a concert inspired by the South African word “ubuntu,” simply expressed as humanity toward others. To create the concert, Ars Choralis artistic director Barbara Pickhardt has woven together more than a millennium of poets’, mystics’ and philosophers’ words in verse and song.
The Festival of the Voice Youth Chorale, directed by Harvey Boyer, will perform Dennis Yerry’s “Listen to the Children” and other songs reflecting the spirit of the concert. Teenaged members of Ars Choralis will read poems written by Somalian refugee children and will appear as soloists. The spotlight on youth furthers the concert’s message of hope as expressed in Walt Whitman’s words, “But greater still is what is yet to come”
Special guests pianist JoAnne Schubert, African drummer Paul Chambers, the Eribeth String Quartet and banjoist Jim Sullivan will join Ars Choralis’s guitarist / arranger Greg Dinger in an array of accompaniments to create a flowing and fascinating musical fabric. Also featured on the concert are Ars Choralis soloists Matt Ulrich, Amy Martin, Rachel Holt, Chuck Snyder and Katelyn Noecker.
The Poets Speak: Mending a Broken World will be performed in:
Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at The Pointe Church, 243 Hurley Avenue, Kingston
Sunday, March 31 at 4 p.m. at Overlook Methodist Church, 233 Tinker Street, Woodstock
Tickets are available online or at the following outlets:
DIG in Saugerties, the Golden Notebook and Catskill Art & Office Supply in Woodstock and Mother Earth’s Storehouse in Kingston.
Adult tickets for the concert are $18 purchased in advance and $22 at the door. Tickets for children 18 and under are half price. Ticket sales will begin approximately one month before the concert.