A REASON TO BELIEVE: The Music of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN


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Life, passion, redemption, and community-- all are invited to sing these themes woven together in harmony at the upcoming Family Folk Chorale concert “A Reason to Believe”. The event will be an all-ages rousing sing and concert of the music of Bruce Springsteen, including “Glory Days”, “Born in the USA”, “Hungry Heart”, “Streets of Philadelphia”, a medley of familiar favorites and many more. Join us Sunday afternoon, March 24, to celebrate the rich and poignant decades-long stream of songs honoring our human yearnings, authenticity and struggles. The afternoon program, curated and arranged by artistic director Chris Eastburn from the 18-album canon of “The Poet Laureate of Rock 'n Roll” Bruce Springsteen, also includes compelling gems from his later uplifting, humanistic songwriting evolution. Songs such as “The Rising”, “Land of Hope and Dreams” and “We Take Care of Our Own” are some of Springsteen's optimistic, expansive, exuberant creations that call forth visions of healing human connection. These songs makes The Boss one of the most successful songwriters of all time, yet at the same time these songs offer an antidote to commercial culture. Bring your family to sing, clap, and dance along! Family Folk Chorale is the Boston area’s premier intergenerational chorus, led by award-winning Artistic Director Chris Eastburn and backed by some of Boston’s most versatile musicians, including Gary Backstrom​ on guitars; Jonah Backstrom on drums; Paul Hatem on guitar; and Quinn Eastburn on fiddle and keyboard. Family Folk Chorale concerts are described by audience members as a musical “experience” or “happening” that hails to a time when live music was part of the daily fabric of home and community. These concerts are perfect for people of all ages – we provide lyrics, opportunities to sing and dance along, refreshments, and a floor seating area up front for young children. “Leave behind your sorrows Let this day be the last Tomorrow there’ll be sunshine And all this darkness past Big wheels roll through fields where sunlight streams Oh meet me in a land of hope and dreams” --Springsteen, Land of Hope and Dreams, a.k.a. “This Train” The historic Arlington Town Hall is easily accessible by MBTA bus #77 from Harvard Square, or you’ll find plenty of free, on-street and public lot parking on Sundays. Walk to dinner after the concert at one of Arlington Center's eateries and cafes. Tickets $15 (child/senior $12) available at​ w​ ww.familyfolkchorale.org. Box office opens one hour before concert. To be notified of upcoming concerts, join our​ m​ailing list​, or like us on​ ​Facebook.​

When
Sun March 24, 2019 03:00 pm To Sun - March 24, 2019
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Arlington Town Hall

730 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA
Arlington, Massachusetts 02476
United States

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