Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rise Up Singing!

On Friday, March 25, The Meeting School welcomed Peter Blood and Annie Patterson, editors of the popular Rise Up Singing songbook, on campus for an afternoon of singing and music education. Students and faculty belted out their favorites in the Hayden Room, including "500 Miles Away From Home," and learned about the social and political history behind a number of the songs. In addition to hearing about Peter and Annie's soon-t0-be released songbook, we also got to share our home-grown songbook of music not in Rise Up Singing.

In the evening, Peter and Annie performed with an enthusiastic crowd of over 100 people at the Peterborough Unitarian Church before in a benefit for The Meeting School. Many thanks to Peter and Annie for their joyful presence and to faculty member Sheila Garrett for her organizing efforts.

To learn more about Peter and Annie and their tour schedule, please visit their website.

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