Mountain Top Music and Tin Mountain seek singers!

Mountain Top Music Center and Tin Mountain Conservation Center are partnering to present a concert of music aimed at making people think and feel differently about the environmental challenges we face. They need singers who want to participate. This event is their response to a challenge by a group called 350.org. That group is organizing a worldwide effort to raise awareness and educate ourselves about the challenges climate change presents to the human race. 350 is a measure of carbon, in parts per million, over which our atmosphere should not go if we want to avert a runaway greenhouse effect. Our atmosphere already holds this much carbon—so the challenge facing us is real, immanent, and enormous. Mountain Top and Tin Mountain hope this concert will help us face the challenge, and find the motivation to take actions we find appropriate. The program includes a wide variety of music inspired by nature (Dvorak's songs of nature), as well as music composed specifically about the problem of climate change.If you'd like to sing in the chorus for this program, please sign up by e-mailing or calling Ellen Schwindt (447-4737 or ellen@mountaintopmusic.org) by September 10. Chorus rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings, September 10-October 8 at 7:00 PM at the Kennett Middle School chorus room. The Chorus will rehearse the the MTMC community orchestra on October 14 and 21, both Wednesdays. Jenny Ouellette, a voice teacher at Mountain Top Music Center and the music teacher at Kennett Middle School, will prepare the chorus. Chris Nourse will conduct the orchestra and the whole ensemble. Performances will take place on Saturday, October 24 at Tin Mountain Conservation Center and on October 28th at a venue to be determined.