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Songweavers in Concert


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Manchester is delighted to be hosting the Songweavers in concert! 80 women and African drummers, a concert you will not soon forget!

This year’s theme, We Are the World, is taken from the final words of a poem written by Maya Angelou. Entitled “Human Family,” each stanza highlights the infinite and beautiful variety in human form and nature. Angelou concludes: I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. The songs for this concert were chosen to reflect how we are more alike than unalike. We Are the World frames our natural diversity within the context of our greater humanity. In the words of the song, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie, “We are all a part of God’s great big family, And the truth, you know, love is all we need.” From their website: “The goal of Songweavers is to build community through singing together. We wanted to sing about what binds us together and surpasses our “obvious differences.” This is not about politics, political party, or public policy. The truth transcends political ideology and fearful discord. Through music, we will feel, touch and rekindle our common humanity.” Songweavers, New Hampshire’s original women’s community chorus is directed by Peggo Horstmann Hodes and is a program of the Concord Community Music School in Concord, NH. The goal of Songweavers is to build community through singing together. We are accompanied by the Songweaver Drummers, a class at the Music School in African-style hand-drumming. The Songweaver Drummers are directed by Grace Schust and Lindsey Schust. This year’s concert will also feature Kent Allyn on piano, Paul Hodes on guitar, and our percussion masters – Grace and Lindsey Schust, Emi-lie Meadows, and Peg O’Neil.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Proceeds to benefit St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Outreach Ministries. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at this PayPal Link: paypal.me/nanceharding, and by mail with a check enclosed. If you purchase tickets by mail please allow 2 days for delivery. If there is not enough time to mail the tix to you, they will be held at the door with the purchaser's name on the envelope. ID will be required to pick up your tix.

There are only 150 tickets available, get your tix today so you do not miss out on this great opportunity to see The Songweavers in Concert in our community!

Questions? E-mail at info@StAndrewsManchester.com or Call (603) 622-8632.

Mail at: 102 N Main St., Manchester, New Hampshire 03102