Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs (GMYC) is set to present winter choral concerts titled “Roots: exploring the history of American music” at St. James Episcopal Church, Keene, on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., and again at Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m.
The GMYC winter concerts feature all five choirs with singers in grades 2 through 12 from nearly 20 towns across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. The concert program includes a wide variety of repertoires drawing from American blues, jazz, African-American spirituals, music of Irish descent, Appalachian songs, 20th century American composers, New England dance music, folk music, and today’s exceptional choral music composed especially for children’s voices.
GMYC is a performance-based choral music education program for young singers in the Monadnock Region. Now in its 22nd season, GMYC ensembles frequently perform regionally at festivals, events, and public gatherings, collaborate with area choirs and arts organizations, and travel regionally and internationally.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth 12 and under, available at the door and online: www.GrandMonadnockYouthChoirs.org.
To learn more about GMYC, contact Esther Rhoades, GMYC Artistic Director, at GrandMonadnockYouthChoirs@gmail.com.