Come to the Foundry Theater, 920 Corry St., Yellow Springs for a lively open dress rehearsal on Thursday October 27 from 7-9 pm or join us for the full concert on Friday night, October 28 at 7 pm.
The title of our fall program comes from two new songs we’ve added to our repertoire.
- Rise Up, written and sung by Audra Day, has become an anthem of protest and empowerment, a song for the voiceless. Recognizing the vital role conscience artists play, Day said, “I do not do music just for myself, but I do it because I have a platform and a responsibility.”
- Sing Out/March On, written to honor John Lewis, someone who clearly knew his calling and his platform and used it to propel his life of struggle and significance forward, inspiring us to “make Good Trouble.”
Guest instrumentalists on sax, Hal Melia, and trombone, G. Scott Jones, will add pizazz, and the incomparable Barbara Leeds accompanies on piano with a dynamic rhythm section of Luke Dennis, Kyle Truitt, and Chelley Seibert.
Our songs celebrate strength of purpose, as does John Legend’s call to action, If You’re Out There. In this hopeful anthem, the chorus sings:
I’m dying to believe that you’re out there, stand up and say it loud,
if you’re out there, tomorrow’s starting now.
About his song, Legend remarked, “I figured I could be ironic, I could be subtle, or I could be cynical, but why not just go out there and say it……get people to rally around the clearness and the boldness of the message.”
Admission is free, donations are welcome. Childcare is provided, but you must make reservations by calling 937-207-1517 by October 24.