River Singers Spring Concert at The White Church in Grafton

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The River Singers led by Mary Cay Brass will hold their spring concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at The White Church in Grafton. 90 singers will perform music from the Balkans, South Africa, Rwanda, the Republic of Georgia and a special focus this session on old-time country music with guest musicians Emily Miller and Jesse Milnes joining the choir for a special joint concert.

The River Singers always sing a set of songs from various Balkan countries. The director, Mary Cay Brass, spent two years on a Fulbright in ethnomusicology in the former Yugoslavia and regularly leads Village Harmony singing camps in Macedonia and Bosnia. The concerts will feature a Bosnian "sevdalinka," a Serbian dance song and a lively Macedonian love song in 7/8 rhythm.

The concert benefits the Conflict Transformation Across Cultures Program at the School for International Training in Brattleboro. Tickets are $15, $10 students/seniors. For information email mcbrass@vermontel.net


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