Civil War Concert in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn!

The Park Slope Singers will present a "Concert in Remembrance of the Civil War" this coming Saturday in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (my new nabe!), so let's check it out!    Here's the description from their site: "One hundred and fifty years ago, the United States was embroiled in the Civil War. In roughly 10,000 battles and skirmishes, there were more than a million casualties, including 620,000 deaths. Our winter concert commemorates them by singing some of the songs they sang, as well as selections from Vaughn Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem  and works by William Schuman, both of which are settings of Walt Whitman's Civil War poetry. The other part of the program celebrates animals and includes Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb  as well as settings of verse by Ogden Nash and Lewis Carroll. Tickets are available at the door 45 minutes before the concert or from any chorus member."

The admission for this event is $15; senior and student admission is $10. There is also our own $1 meetup fee, payable to the Meetup organizer, me.

How to meet us: We're meeting at 2:15pm at the church in order to buy tickets for the 3pm concert. I have NO idea how well attended this event might be, so better safe than sorry! Besides, the earlier we meet, the more time in which to get to know each other : )   I will be holding a handwritten sign that says MEETUP.

Getting there: R train to "77 Street" will let you out on 4th Avenue only a few blocks away from this white church--can't miss it, as it commands its corner. For Manhattanites, while the R still doesn't run to Brooklyn on weekDAYS, happily for us it goes across the Manhattan Bridge on the weekENDS, so just get an R and take it straight there.

Quite a few places to eat afterwards one block over on Third Avenue, too!

















































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  • Linda

    This was a really nice concert--Donna and I had excellent seats and later had a nice Italian dinner.

    February 6, 2014

  • Donna T.

    Loved this concert. . The arrangements, the voices and instrumentalists. Appreciate the program brochure.. the written lyric leaves no doubt of the patriotism and deepens the understanding of the human loss in wartime. .

    February 1, 2014

  • Linda

    Looking forward to seeing both Donna and Mary later on today! Three cheers for the good weather :)

    February 1, 2014

  • Donna T.

    So cool that we have decent weather...Good for me to travel.

    January 31, 2014

  • Linda

    Hope you'll be able to make it, Mick; in the meantime, glad to know you've enjoyed their singing before!

    January 28, 2014

  • Donna T.

    A warm up on Saturday too. am trying to escape this winter...music will do it...

    January 28, 2014

  • Mick

    I don't know if I will be able to make it or not yet, but I have seen them perform several times. A good friend of mine used to be part of the choir before she moved to NJ. They are really quite lovely and Ira Spaulding, their conductor, does a great job with them.

    January 28, 2014

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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