Every five years, 30,000 people gather on the same stage in the small country of Estonia
to join voices at Laulupidu, the National Song Festival, to become the largest choir in the world.
More than a music festival, it’s a miracle that at least twice in history gave freedom to that country.
To Breathe As One explores the beauty and meaning of the choral festival through the eyes
of the young members of the California-based Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, one of the few American
choirs invited to participate. From the filmmakers of the acclaimed The Singing Revolution,
the film reveals that for Estonians singing is not just a means of cultural expression,
but a defining part of their national identity.
Jim and Maureen Tusty will be there to talk about the film and answer any questions.
April 24 at 7pm
Tickets: $10 adult, $8 under 18
Scott Freiman will return to SLCA to “deconstruct” another Beatles album!
The Beatles’ 1968 self-titled album (commonly referred to as the White Album)
is the bestselling album of the Beatles’ career.
Its' thirty songs span almost every style of music –
from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde.
Its' recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history
that included a lengthy trip to India and the arrival of Yoko Ono.
April 25 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tom Chapin’s performances appeal to all ages, his songs tell the stories of our times.
Chapin presents a lively, interactive and fun-filled performance which engages the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners.
His witty, life-affirming original songs convey positive messages about family, good food and the green earth.
Lend your voice, sing a round, learn a song in sign language and discover the music of a didjeridoo.
In a career that spans five decades, 24 recordings and three Grammy awards, the multi-talented singer-songwriter-guitarist
has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer,
Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in television, radio and films.
As a music-maker, Chapin has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, both as a respected contemporary folk artist
and as a pioneer in the field of children's music.
May 17 at 2pm
Tickets - Adults: $20 in advance, $25 at the door Children: $10 in advance, $15 at the door