Choir makes its de­but

Albany Advertiser - - AGENDA -

BIRD ON A WIRE Thurs­day May 25 7pm Duke Street Unit­ing church Tick­ets are avail­able at $15 from Paper­bark Mer­chants

Al­bany’s new­est vo­cal en­sem­ble Bird on a Wire will be per­form­ing at the Unit­ing Church, Duke Street tonight.

The new choir has evolved from Safety in Numbers and is run by musical di­rec­tor Teresa Hughes, who is ex­cited for the group’s first show.

“Hav­ing had 20 won­der­ful years as Safety in Numbers, it was time for a change,” she said.

“Bird on a Wire is a smaller choir with about 28 singers, with more fo­cus on per­for­mance.”

Hughes said the theme of songs of hope and in­spi­ra­tion would in­clude gospel, sa­cred and world mu­sic. “I know ev­ery­one will go home in­spired by the mu­sic and joy of the singers, and the knowl­edge that your ticket will help fund our lo­cal hos­pice,” she said.

“The con­cert will show­case some of the choir's reper­toire such as African-Amer­i­can gospel, sa­cred mu­sic from other coun­tries, as well as con­tem­po­rary and world mu­sic.

“Most songs are in four-part har­mony, with a mix of ac­com­pa­nied and a cap­pella singing.” Hughes said the choir of­ten sup­ported the hos­pice by rais­ing funds through per­for­mance and en­ter­tain­ing vol­un­teers at Christ­mas func­tions.

“The hos­pice has such an im­por­tant role in our com­mu­nity sup­port­ing those with ill­ness and their fam­i­lies and friends,” she said.

Bird on a Wire Choir per­forms at the Duke Street Unit­ing Church tonight.

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