The Northeast Piedmont Chorale will perform at McGregor Hall on Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and Chorale President Judy Miller invites the public to attend.
“We are thrilled to be bringing music back after two long years of not being able to sing or perform together,” Miller said in a press statement. The chorale will perform in Raleigh at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 29 at New Hope Baptist Church, 4301 Louisburg Rd.
The season’s theme, ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is,’ traces the history of our country from its founding to the present and sends a message of hope in these turbulent times, Miller said.
The program opens with “America, the Beautiful.” It follows the history of our country through songs like “Song of the Tall Ship” and “They’re Coming to America” that tell the story of immigrants headed to America to find a new home. The program continues with “Shenandoah” and “Cindy” which highlight the adventurous spirit of the early settlers. Other songs like “The Gettysburg Address” and “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” reflect the feelings of a country split apart by the Civil War. The program ends with a message of hope and healing for all nations. Henderson’s own Cindy Edwards is director of the chorale. “We believe in the healing power of music and the arts. Song is a transformative medium for both our chorale and our audiences,” Edwards said. “Our members are looking forward to bringing a moving and beautiful evening of music to our audiences.”
The Northeast Piedmont Chorale (NPC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer organization whose mission is to perform fine choral music for residents of the Northeast Piedmont area of North Carolina at no charge. Members of the chorale come from Durham, Garner, Henderson, Kittrell, Louisburg, Middlesex, Oxford, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Youngsville, and Zebulon. The Chorale performs for hundreds of community residents each season. It relies on the generous support of corporate and individual contributors, local arts councils, member dues, fundraising activities, concert contributions, and the public to continue performing free concerts.