The UCF Choruses are performing a free community Thanksgiving concert titled “The Song of Harvest Home” at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Winter Park at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20.
UCF Music faculty members David Brunner and Kelly A. Miller will lead the three choruses – the University Chorus, the Women’s Chorus, and the Chamber Singers – in a variety of song styles, including folk, American, world, and classical.
The choruses will be joined by several guest artists. Theatre faculty member Kate Ingram will narrate a selection of readings including William Bradford’s Thanksgiving Proclamation and Pablo Neruda’s Ode to Gratitude. Tenor Jeremy Hunt will open the program with Leonard Bernstein’s “Simple Song.” Pianist Per Danielsson will be featured throughout the program. Other instrumentalists will perform throughout the concert. Dancers from Theatre UCF will also be participating in four of the pieces.
Brunner points out that the concert is “acoustically and physically immersive” and makes full use of the unique design of the chapel. The program is continuous and will last for 90 minutes, and the singers and dancers will be moving in and out of the audience throughout the concert.
Those attending are asked to bring donations of canned and non-perishable food items to benefit the community food pantry at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
For more information about UCF Music, visit music.cah.ucf.edu.