|

Hundredth Town Chorus to perform free concert

Hundredth Town Chorus will perform a free concert Saturday, May 31 at the Congregation B'sai Shalom in Westborough.  Photo/submitted

Hundredth Town Chorus will perform a free concert Saturday, May 31 at the Congregation B'sai Shalom in Westborough.
Photo/submitted

Westborough – The Hundredth Town Chorus (HTC), under the direction of Wendy Damoulakis, is observing its 65th anniversary by presenting a free public concert, at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 31, at the Congregation B'sai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough.

Anchored in tradition, infused with a deep sense of community and camaraderie, the HTC began at a meeting of the Westborough Woman's Club in 1949. With a mission of bringing the joy of music to elderly audiences whose lack of mobility prevents them from attending public musical events, the chorus sings at area nursing homes, assisted care facilities, retirement communities, arts festivals and other area town cultural events.

Since 1982, Damoulakis has served as choral director. She will be honored at the event by State Sen. Jaime Eldridge, D-Acton, for her years of leadership. The chorus will also be honored by the Westborough Board of Selectmen acknowledging May 31 as “Hundredth Town Chorus Day.”

This season's selections include favorites by George and Ira Gershwin, pieces from “A Chorus Line” and “Finian's Rainbow”, a spiritual “Winds of Peace” in 4 parts with flute accompaniment, a jazzy version of “Route 66”, and more. The audience will have a chance to sing along on a classic patriotic tune for Memorial Day.

Although founded in Westborough, chorus members of various ages and diverse backgrounds come from surrounding towns including Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, Upton and Uxbridge.

For more information visit hundredthtownchorus.com or email htc.chorus@gmail.com.

Short URL: http://www.communityadvocate.com/?p=49055

Posted by on May 12 2014. Filed under Byline Stories, People and Places, Westborough. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Please complete this math problem before clicking Submit * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

Recently Commented

  • Roger Middleton: I’ve recently acquired a few tapes from my grandmother’s estate, since her passing...
  • Allen: Haha I can’t feel too sorry for a bunch of dumb birds becoming road kill. Plus, why are geese so great?...
  • Ken Kormanak: Great restoration of your tank in Northborough. Its also good to know that the Collings Foundation has...
  • Bruce Tretter: Helping people and doing it in a manner that genuinely puts them at ease is what Gary does best. You...
  • Jim Bagdon: Abrams Company of the United States Army Brotherhood of Tankers would like to send a special thanks Larry...