June 15th – On the Moon!

Sudbury Studio Singers will host a special variety concert that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street. The chamber choir will anchor the event with a new set of four pieces composed by their conductor, Robert Hall. With titles such as “The Man in the Moon”, “Space Force” and “One Small Step for Woman,” the cycle takes a light-hearted look at the moon landing. The work will receive its official premiere in Saskatchewan in July, closer to the actual anniversary of July 20, but the Sudbury audience will receive a sneak preview of the work for choir and piano.

Kevin Closs will present moon-related selections for a more popular segment of the program. His contributions from the sixties at last year’s fiftieth anniversary concert were one of the highlights of the night. Also performing in the concert will be Guelph violist Henry Janzen, who along with Robert Hall on piano will present a set of moonlight-related works. Rounding out the program will be a showing of Georges Méliès 1902 silent movie “Le voyage dans la lune” which is incredible for its foreshadowing of many developments that were many years in the future. It will be presented with live music accompaniment.

The twenty voices of Sudbury Studio Singers, under the direction of Robert Hall, are completing their second season and in that short time have achieved a reputation for their lyrical and dynamic singing. They will also perform the Whitaker setting of Margaret Wise Brown’s popular book “Goodnight Moon”.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the ALS Society of Canada. Advance tickets are available at Grove’s-YIG, and Jett Landry Music. General Admission is $20 and Students and Seniors $15. For further information contact Robert Hall at 705-626-9995 or sudburystudiosingers@gmail.com.

 

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