Poetry and music combine in choral program Southborough


Region – “The Poet Sings,” a choral program, will be presented by Assabet Valley Mastersingers (AVM) at St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road (Route 85) in Southborough at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 19.  Remarkable poems by authors such as Blake, Byron and Wordsworth will come to life in settings by accomplished composers.

During the concert the eminent poet, scholar, teacher, and classical music critic Dr. Lloyd Schwartz will read individual poems for each musical setting to follow. Prior to the concert, at 2:30 p.m., Schwartz will lead an informative discussion of poetry and music in the concert hall.

St. Mark’s auditorium is accessible to the physically challenged. There will be alternative parking at Woodward School, 28 Cordaville Road (Route 85) with a free shuttle service. Large print programs will be offered to those desiring enhanced readability.

Tickets may be purchased through the AVM website or at David French Music Co., Westborough; Shattuck Pharmacy, Northborough; Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union,  Shrewsbury; English Garden Florist, Southborough; Serendipity Jewelry, Art, & Whimsy in Hudson; and both Joy-Den Jewelers and Main Street Café in Marlborough. Advance sale tickets are discounted $3 at these seven local outlets from the general price of $25 and $20 for students and senior citizens.

For further information, call 978-562-9838 or reference www.avmsingers.org.

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