Northborough – The Northborough Area Community Chorus (NACC) will present “America in Song” Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School. As part of a year-long celebration of the founding of Northborough, a repertoire of songs spanning 250 years will be performed including “This is My Country,” “Seasons of Love,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” and “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles,” a number composed by Northborough resident John Kellette in 1918.
The chorus will revisit a concert performed in 1974 that celebrated the country’s bicentennial along with music from more recent generations. Anthony Volpe, founder and director of the NACC, along with chorus members Mary Desautels and Ceil D’Entremont were part of that well-received program. Volpe’s recent composition “Northborough, We Salute You” will add to the festivities. David Rose is the piano accompanist for the chorus membership representing 23 area towns.
Chairs of the Northborough 250th Committee are resident Virginia George and Tom Lowe of Lowe’s Variety & Meat Market. The concert will include historical narratives presented by State Representative Harold Naughton, Town Clerk Andy Dowd, Tom Lowe, Applefest Committee member Laura Ziton, Claire Swan, chair of the town’s 200th celebration, Board and Committee member Jack Sharp, Historical Society members Janet Fletcher and Cathy Pierce and lifelong resident Jo-Ann Sullivan.
Tickets are $5 and are available at the door and at Lowe’s Variety, 255 W. Main St., and Shattuck Pharmacy, 17 W. Main St. Children under 12 are free. For more information, call 508-393-8943 or 508-366-7307 or visit www.nacc.net, www.northborough250.org, and Facebook.