My daughter Carolyn and I are in a singing group called the Newton Family Singers. It’s an intergenerational family chorus, which means that, even though she’s just 8, we get to enjoy the experience of singing together. Like all kids these days, Carolyn stays very busy. We’re always taking her to this or that class or practice or rehearsal. With this group, I like the fact that I’m taking her someplace where I belong too.
All that is by way of saying that our big Spring performance is coming up this Sunday. And I want you to come to it.
Here’s all the info you need to find us, along with a way to buy tickets.
We’ll be performing songs that celebrate the tradition of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. One member of our group, Jack Cheng, wrote an article about Seeger for the Newton TAB.
If he were alive, Woody Guthrie would be 100. Pete Seeger is still going at 93. But are they still relevant? Read this account of how 40,000 Norwegians recently joined to sing Seeger’s song My Rainbow Race. Why? To underscore their commitment to the multi-ethnic harmony so specifically reviled by the mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.
Pete Seeger is still relevant.