Sunday, December 10
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
The Music Makers from Branford High School will perform a selection of holiday classics, including traditional carols, music from the European Renaissance and modern selections.
Join the Music Makers for an hour long celebration of the holiday season with a short sing-a-long to follow! The Music Makers are an elite group of singers chosen from all of the singers in the Branford High School Choral Program. They are considered the “musical ambassadors” of not only the school, but of the Town of Branford as well.
They love to sing, enjoy making music together, and love spreading their messages of peace and goodwill through their music. The students are very socially conscious, and have raised money at their concerts to give to many local charities and organizations both in their town of Branford as well as throughout their state. Projects such as “Rock and Roll over Beethoven”, “The Prayer Cycle” and “Bach to Rock” have been the catalysts for carrying on their mission.
Over the years the group, along with the entire Choral Program, has received many honors and traveled extensively. They have performed in England, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland as well as many places in the United States as well including Lincoln Center in New York City as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. They were part of the group that premiered John Rutter’s “Magnificat” in Carnegie Hall in 1990 as well as had the great honor of singing for Pope John Paul in 1996! They have been a part of the Montreux International Choral Festival in Montreux, Switzerland twice, and received the highest honors and trophies at the Verona International Choral festival in Verona, Italy in 2010. Music Makers received the highest award given, The Crystal Trophy! More recently they have toured Spain, Austria, and the Czech Republic. No matter how far they travel, concerts at home always mean so much to these singers. They truly enjoy connecting with all of their audiences, and hope that their music “moves the spirit” in all who hear them.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Space is limited, RSVP required. Please register here.