Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs (GMYC), under the direction of Esther Rhoades, is proud to announce their Peterborough and Keene Winter Choral Concerts entitled The Art Project, featuring over 40 regional youth in grades 4-12. The two concerts are scheduled for Saturday, December 17 th at 3pm at St. James Episcopal Church, 44 West St. Keene NH and Sunday, December 18th at 3pm at Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main Street, Peterborough, NH. The Art Project will feature GMYC’s premier high school treble ensemble, the Cecilia Ensemble with pianist Margaret Dodson-Buhn, Peterborough-based Choristers and Keene-based Elm City Singers with pianist Carin Torp. The Concerts will be a celebration of “art as expression” with songs about dance, poetry, painting, and of course music.
During each performance, local artist Heidi Lorenz will create LIVE art so that audiences can watch the artistic process unfold. Lorenz is a NH-based artist whose sensitive paintings have been focused on landscape artwork, beloved friends, and farm animals and pets. You can find out more about her and view a gallery of her work at www.heidilorenz.art.
Additionally, The Art Project will be preceded by a special one-of-a-kind free public art show, Art Is Expression, featuring 2D artwork by local youth artists. Art is Expression will open at 2pm, one hour prior to the start of the 3pm choral performances. Artwork created by Keene-based youth will be featured at the Saturday Keene art show, and artwork created by Peterborough-based youth will be featured at the Sunday Peterborough art show. Participating artists and teachers will be recognized during each concert.
Support these young people and the mission of GMYC by joining us at one of our public weekend performances. Admission to each performance is $20/Adult, $5/child ages 5+, children aged 4 and under are admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased by cash or check at the door or ordered in advance online at www.GrandMonadnockYouthChoirs.org.
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Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs
GMYC is the performance-based choral music education program for young singers in our community.