World Premiere Performances on 11/6 in Milton


Milton Community Concert Series presents world premieres of The Five Elements and Life by Carol Koffinke.

Boston, Massachusetts – October 11, 2022-- On Sunday, November 6 at 3pm Milton Community Concerts will present the compositions of local composer Carol Koffinke in a program for choir and professional soloists. This concert, “Sharing Ourselves, Reuniting Our Voices: Music by Carol Koffinke”, will take place in the historic Meetinghouse at First Parish of Milton, 535 Canton Avenue, and will feature several world premiere performances.

Soloists will be Angela Yam, soprano; Alexandra Dietrich, mezzo-soprano; David Rivera Bozon, tenor; and Keith Eric Brinkley, baritone. The choir is made up of singers from the First Parish Meetinghouse choir, the UCC Norwell choir, and others from choirs around the South Shore. Conductors/pianists Karen Harvey and Timothy Steele will also be joined by violinist Betsy Hinkle. Tickets are $20 general, $10 seniors, and free for 18 and under.

Composer Carol Koffinke began as a writer of poems, plays, and books, several of which were performed and published. Since then she has set many of her poems to music in original settings for solo voice and for choir. Highlighting this program will be the world premiere of “Life”, a work for four soloists, choir, and piano which explores in four distinct phases our universal life journey.

Other upcoming concerts for MCC include four new mini-operas based on culturally diverse holiday traditions in “Let’s Celebrate” on December 3 at 7pm; a virtuoso musician and juggler in “Tunes and Tosses” on March 19 at 3pm; and “Sing For Their Supper” a benefit concert for the Milton Residents Fund and Milton Food Pantry, on May 6 at 7pm.

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