Below is an announcement from the Ipswich River Community Chorus:
NORTH READING, MA — The Ipswich River Community Chorus will perform its spring concert, ‘Please Stay’, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 4pm at the Union Congregational Church (146 Haverhill Street, North Reading). With nearly sixty members from over a half-dozen area communities, including Wilmington, the Chorus will be performing a diverse selection of music by, for and about those struggling with mental health issues or addiction. It promises to be an inspiring, uplifting experience, shining a light on issues that so many have struggled with, especially during the pandemic.
The concert is filled with gorgeous and important music, including popular hits such as “Stand By Me,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “You Raise Me Up,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” “You are Not Alone” from Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, and many more!
The chorus is under the distinguished direction of Johnny Nichols, Jr., who also serves as the assistant conductor of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Miles Goldberg, staff pianist at the Boston Conservatory. Additional talented musicians, including a children’s choir, will also be performing, to help make the concert even more special.
Ticket prices are $20/Adults, $15/Students aged 6-18, and children under 6 are free. Tickets are available at www.IpswichRiverCommunityChorus.org.
Questions? Please email IpswichRiverCommunityChorus@gmail.com.
The concert is supported by a Cultural Portfolio Project Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and additional support from several area cultural councils, including the Wilmington Cultural Council.