Passionate Voices of the Upper Cape
I Hear America Singing
May 6, 2017, 4 p.m.
May 7, 2017, 4 p.m.
John Wesley United Methodist Church, Falmouth, MA
The concert’s title, taken from Walt Whitman’s poem of the same name, features songs showcasing our unique American voice and spirit. Whitman said, “I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, those of mechanics, each one singing his, as it should be blithe and strong.“ Time-honored Americana pieces from greats like troubadour Woody Guthrie or classical composer Aaron Copland will be featured. There will be music that captures experiences from the Great Depression, the Western expansion movement, civic protests and the exploring the great American landscape. Each song will portray the undeniable American spirit that continues to forge on through adversity and times of change.