The Highland Community Chorus will present the memorial concert, “Look to the Heavens” this Saturday March 11th at 7:30 pm at Troy UMC.
Director Luanne Murphy explains the concept behind this concert: “In times of uncertainty, stress and loss, we look to the heavens for comfort. Through the gift of music, we express our hopes and feelings, and in return find peace. I hope that concert-goers don’t get the impression that the music will be somber, though. Some of the pieces are touching and poignant; others are joyful, and all are uplifting. Our aim is for listeners to feel comforted, refreshed, and inspired by this music. Concertgoers will hear familiar hymn tunes such as “Be Thou My Vision” and “The Road Home,” and upbeat pieces such as “Yonder Come Day.”
In the concert, the chorus will be joined by Helen Bednara, a talented bassoonist from Troy. She will play a Vivaldi concerto and “Vocalise” by Rachmaninoff.
Advance tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. They are now available online at highlandcommunitychorus.org or at First Collinsville Bank, 111 Walnut Street in Highland or from a Chorus member. Tickets at the door are $12.
Be Thou my vision, oh Lord of my heart
Nought be all else to me, save that Thy art
Thou my best thought in the day and the night
Waking or sleeping, Thou presence my light.
Words: Attributed to Dallan Forgaill, 8th Century | Music: Slane, of Irish folk origin