Master Chorus Eastside celebrates America on June 28

June 26, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 26, 2015

Master Chorus Eastside’s popular All-American Independence Celebration returns at 3 p.m. June 28 to Pickering Barn to commemorate the Fourth of July.

American music of all styles stands side-by-side with Dr. Linda Gingrich’s signature commentary to create an unforgettable Independence celebration.

The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, so this year’s “Celebrate America” theme focuses on Lincoln’s life and times, complete with songs and sing-alongs from the early and mid-1800s, readings from some of Lincoln’s most famous speeches, and the world premier of a musical setting of the Gettysburg Address by University of Washington professor emeritus Abraham Kaplan.

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Chorus celebrates America June 29

June 24, 2014

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Pickering Barn, where Master Chorus Eastside will hold its 14th annual Celebrate America concert.

“The concert is very informal and a lot of fun, with ample opportunity for the audience to sing along” said Dr. Linda Gingrich, artistic director and conductor of the chorus. “We tend to do a lot of watching in our culture, and it is important to keep these songs and traditions alive as we sing together.”

This year’s concert focuses on the great American oratory tradition with excerpts from historical speeches, such as Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech.

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Master Chorus Eastside celebrates America

June 11, 2013

Master Chorus Eastside’s popular Celebrate America concert returns to Pickering Barn for two performances to commemorate the 4th of July.

American music of all styles stands side-by-side with Dr. Linda Gingrich’s signature commentary to create an unforgettable Independence Celebration. This year’s theme focuses on American folk music, including the music brought from the Old World, spirituals, Shaker hymns, Appalachian songs and folk-music revival of the 1960s. Revel in “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Frog Went a-Courtin’,” “I Bought Me a Cat,” “Shenandoah,” “This Land is Your Land” and more.

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