On Sunday, April 15, at 3:00 p.m., the Keene State College Department of Music will present a choral concert entitled “The Cultivation of Sound” in the Redfern Art Center’s Alumni Recital Hall. The concert will feature selections based on cultivation and agriculture to commemorate the semester partnership with local nonprofit educational farm, Stonewall Farm. The performance will also include a newly commissioned choral work entitled “The Farmer” by KSC faculty composer Dr. Heather Gilligan and representative choral selections spanning 500 years. Stonewall Farm will offer cheese and yogurt sampling in the lobby, after the concert. The Department of Music will donate 20% of the concert proceeds to Stonewall Farm.
“In our local communities, music educators need to create social and cultural collaborations between their music programs and surrounding businesses, non-profit organizations, and community members to create experiences that help students connect to their communities on a personal level,” explained Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Sandra Howard.
The performance will feature KSC’s three collegiate choirs: the Concert Choir conducted by Prof. Diane Cushing, Canticum Novum conducted by Dr. Elaine Ginsberg, and Chamber Singers conducted by Dr. Sandra Howard. Tickets for this event are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and may be purchased at the Redfern Ticket Office or online.