Spring is officially here, and so is SONG’s 5th Annual Spring Concert!
Spring brings about the colour yellow with the warm sunshine, forsythias and daffodils, and symbolizes happiness and empowerment—the very themes the children of SONG have been exploring for their spring concert Kids 4 Kids on Saturday May 26th at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church.
For this concert, SONG has invited a number of artists to contribute, including Susan Passmore (one of the Good Lovelies, pictured above) who co-wrote a song with the children. Using words and pieces of melody written by SONG kids, Passmore has crafted a beautiful piece which will be sung by all SONG members.
Other concert highlights include: SONG members singing “The Freedom Tree,” which is about the tree outside of the little apartment where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis in WWII. Songwriters Dr. Roselyn Schwartz, composer and conductor of the Kingston Jewish Chorus, and holocaust survivor Joche Katan will be in attendance.
Also, Cobourg’s own visual artist Alice Vandervennen has organized an art project based on the themes of freedom, family, relationship and community, which will be on display. And SONG has also been developing its first string-quartet! Students are learning chamber music—classical music composed for three or four players—fittingly known as “the music of friends.” Pop music by K’naan and Michael Jackson round out what promises to be an inspiring and uplifting concert.
The doors for Kids 4 Kids will open at 2:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at Ten Thousand Villages in Cobourg, Furby House Books in Port Hope, and also at the door.
We look forward to seeing you there!