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    Simple Gifts: An American Musical Landscape

    Presented by at First Baptist Church in Newton

    June 1, 2013


    Simple Gifts: An American Musical Landscape

    Just when we need it most, Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus taps into the quiet yearning many of us share for simpler, more genial times with a celebration of the grand tradition of American song. On June 1 at 7 p.m. in Newton’s First Baptist Church, the acclaimed 70-voice choir is joined by renowned baritone soloist Andrew Garland for “Simple Gifts: An American Musical Landscape,” featuring choral arrangements of classic American songs, such as “Saints Bound for Heaven,” “Shenandoah,” and Aaron Copland’s iconic “Old American Songs.” Led by music director Michael Driscoll, “Simple Gifts” marks Saengerfest’s first non-holiday concert with a chamber orchestra and first with a male soloist. With his rich, supple baritone, Garland is acclaimed in opera and song repertoire ranging from Handel and Mozart to Britten and contemporary composers. The New York Times calls him “…a distinctly American presence,” projecting both sincerity and humor, and Opera Now claims, “His trump card is communication…the fine art of poetry in music has found a rare ambassador.”

    First Baptist Church in Newton

    848 Beacon Street
    Newton, MA 02459

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    $25 ($5/ticket for groups of 15 or more)

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