Scholarship Recipients will also perform
The Highland Glee Club (HGC) will give its spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, at the War Memorial Auditorium, Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton.
The HGC will open its 109th season with a variety of songs featuring music by Johannes Pache, Ralph Vaughan Williams, selections by African-American composers Ellington, Coleridge-Taylor and others, songs from WWI, noting the US entry into that war in 1917, and songs from Les Miserables.
In addition to a performance by the Highland Glee Club, we are pleased to announce the winners of our 2017 scholarship. We are making an unprecedented two awards this year. Haig Hovsepian, violin, of Belmont High School, and Amir Siraj, piano, of Brookline High School will both perform. We are also making an educational encouragement grant of $500 to Carly Rayburg, soprano, of Foxborough, who will study neurological music therapy.
The HGC is directed by David Tiedman, music director of Pilgrim Church (UCC) in Sherborn, Mass., and is accompanied by Maxim Lubarsky, a jazz pianist with classical training.
Tickets for the show are available at the door or can be purchased in advance from HGC members. Groups (10 or more tickets) will find a discount at our website. General admission tickets are $20 each, with veterans and active military personnel receiving a $5 discount. Half-price tickets are offered with a college ID, and members of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium’s member organizations. Children/youth under 19 are admitted free of charge.
For more information about the concert or the HGC, visit http://www.highlandgleeclub.com.
About the Highland Glee Club
Now in its 109 th season, the Highland Glee Club (HGC) is an all-male chorus with more than 25 members from the greater Boston area. Open rehearsals for the fall season will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 11, at the First Baptist Church, 858 Great Plain Avenue, at Warren Street in Needham. Men who sing, are invited.
The HGC has been long been committed to serving the community. Each year, since 1939, the group holds a competition for its music scholarship, which currently carries an award of $2,500. We hope to expand this program with your help.