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Fall Concert 2017

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Two opportunities this Fall!
Fall Concert on November 12th
Music Workshop for All Ages on October 29th

Sunday, November 12th 2017
Arlington Town Hall

730 Massachusetts Avenue

$15 / $12 Children & Seniors
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All Ages Sing & Concert
People of all ages singing together is powerful. Come sing the iconic music of JT with our 60-voice multi-generational choir.

A concert for the whole community
In times like these, music can bring us together and be a source of energizing inspiration and hope. Join the Family Folk Chorale for a memorable afternoon of soul-satisfying fun and brilliant artistry. Universal, uplifting themes and expertly crafted harmonies will be backed by a live band. Family Folk Chorale concerts are perfect for families—lyrics are provided and all are encouraged to sing and dance.

A brilliant songwriter
James Taylor is an American legend cherished for his soulful and sophisticated songwriting. James TaylorThe audience will relish raising their voices together in a medley of Carolina In My Mind, That’s Why I’m Here, Sweet Baby James, and other popular hits. Shed a Little Light and You’ve Got a Friend will remind us of our common humanity. Long-time enthusiasts and those new to James Taylor’s music will discover gems like Millworker sung by the women, Family Man sung by the men, and Traffic Jam sung by the teens. Red Sox fans won’t want to miss the elders’ and children’s rendition of Angels of Fenway. And the love anthem Shower the People and touching Fire and Rain will have everyone swaying. The band will feature Gary Backstrom on guitars (GaryBackstrom.com); Jonah Backstrom on drums; Quinn Eastburn on violin, keyboard, and melodica; Caleb Orvik on bass, and Greg Gettel and Taylor Migner on horns.

A festive venue in a central location
The stunning and historic Arlington Town Hall is a festive atmosphere with great acoustics and plenty of room to move around. The spacious main floor seating area offers universal accessibility and there is additional balcony seating. Snacks, CDs, and other treats will be on offer, and there’s a public garden just outside for young ones wanting extra run-around space during intermission. Arlington Town Hall is directly on public transportation (MBTA bus #77 from Harvard Square), and there is plenty of free, on-street and public lot parking on Sundays. Walk to dinner after the concert at one of Arlington Center’s eateries and cafes.

Music Workshop for All Ages
Sunday October 29th
187 Everett St, Arlington
$10/Adult, Children/Teens are FREE

Email: workshop@familyfolkchorale.org
Refreshments provided and/or bring your own!

A companion to our concert, the Workshop offers a unique opportunity to work with conductor, composer and educator Chris Eastburn. Chris (our Artistic Director and an Arlington resident) brings out the best in every singer...experienced or otherwise. You do not need sight-reading skills! Songs for the Workshop include JT classics "Shower the People" and "Shed a Little Light." You will leave the workshop with an appreciation for singing in a four-part harmony chorale, and you will get to know Chris along with some Chorale families."