2017 Spring Concert: Singin’ Up a Storm
The 100 singers of Portsmouth’s Con Tutti World Music Chorus will be “Singin’ Up a Storm” on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. At South Church, 292 State Street! But don’t worry the storm will pass over as they end the concert with sun-seeking songs like “I Can See Clearly Now..the rain is gone!”
Joanne Connolly directs an exciting storm of songs…from hard-hitting Gospel , to upbeat South African….from a fun rainforest chant of the Baka people to a terrific Pentatonix a capella hit. James Taylor shows up with “Shower the People” of course, and ending with a very fun reggae version of “I Can See Clearly Now”. Boston’s Matt Jenson, Winston Maccou and David Rivera will be oh hand to drive the the Gospel music home, and make it hard to sit in your seat to the reggae beat. The audience will be invited to create a downpour! ……musically!
The concert is sure to sell out so get your tickets soon. Tickets are on sale at RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth…. for $12.00. Tickets are also available online at Brown Paper Tickets: Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00.
An Alternative Chorus for Men and Women
Our fellow chorus, founded and directed by Joanne Connolly, sings and celebrates a range of seasonal multicultural music from many traditions. As with Voices from the Heart, there are no auditions, and music reading is not required – just a desire to sing. For more information visit Con Tutti website at www.contutti.org
If you’re interested in singing with Con Tutti, contact Joanne at director@VoicesFromTheHeart.org.
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Since the beginning of Voices from the Heart, men have been asking me when it would be their turn to sing. It is wonderful that in our group we have people who have never sung outside their showers or cars, as well as seasoned professionals.
“I had been thinking about forming this group for a few years. At the Village Harmony Camp in Burke, Vermont in 1998, everyone shared in a closing circle what music meant to us. On the drive home, I was filled with emotion from a wonderful week of singing. I was listening to my favorite opera arias and surrounded by the amazing Green Mountains. I knew then that I would start the group when I returned and call it ” Con Tutti!” I wanted a name that would mean including everyone – men and women, young and old, with mixed abilities.” – Joanne Connolly
In Con Tutti! we’ve created a comfortable atmosphere where men and women can express themselves with singing and celebrate the seasons with multicultural music and myth.