The Wellesley Choral Society presents its second concert of the season on Saturday, Jan 28 at 7pm. This mid-winter concert is in the style of a pops/cabaret performance meant to entertain and amuse. This year’s motto is A Folk Song Feast featuring songs from around the world. They will be presented either in their original, mostly unadorned style, the way they were and are sung by the people of a given country or they are performed as arrangements of folk tunes by famous composers such as Aaron Copland, Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók, Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten. Countries represented in the concert are the US, Mexico, Israel, South Africa, Germany, Hungary, Russia, China, the British Isles and others.
This concert will be led by Ted Whalen, Music Director of the Wellesley Choral Society, and piano accompaniment is by Hisako Hiratsuka. In keeping with the spirit of a pops/cabaret performance this is a casual, relaxed event. The audience is seated at tables and complimentary refreshments will be provided. A raffle and sing along add to the evening’s entertainment.
The Choral Society will donate a limited number of free tickets to the Wellesley Council on Aging. A few days before the concert, Wellesley senior citizens may pick them up at 219 Washington Street. Call 781-235-3961 first to make sure tickets are still available.
The concert takes place at Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington Street (near the intersection of routes 9 and 16). Directions to the church can be found on the WCS website, www.wellesleychoralsociety.org
. The church is handicapped accessible and there is ample free parking. Tickets are sold at the door: $15 regular admission, $12 seniors, $5 students.