Northern Lights Choir performs May 10

Northern Lights Choir with Director Helen Demong. (Provided photo)

SARANAC LAKE — Northern Lights Choir will perform an evening of diverse and powerful music at St. Bernard’s Church on May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

This concert spans genres and geographies, featuring works from spirituals to patriotic anthems, including a soul-stirring arrangement of “I’m Building Me A Home” by Anthony Trecek-King, the powerful “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Faur.

The focal point of this much-anticipated performance is a new composition, “The Cry of the Hunger Stones,” created by acclaimed Adirondack composer Glenn McClure. His landmark piece is the culmination of McClure’s collaboration with hydrologists and climate scientists, seamlessly weaving their research data into an immersive musical experience.

The piece takes listeners on an immersive journey along the currents of an eastern European river, with brilliant orchestrations translating scientific data into a spellbinding musical narrative.

“We hold a high bar for our choral concerts. Our music reflects the natural beauty and the complexity of the Adirondack region. It speaks from the hearts of our singers into the mountains that surround us.” said choir Director Helen Demong. The concert will also showcase Paul Smith’s College students.

Pre-sale tickets for $13 are available at Ampersound, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake, $15 suggested donation at the door.


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