Songs for Living on
Combine about twenty families singing in harmony, a handful of traditional instruments, and some of the best-loved folk music around, and you have the one-of-a-kind Family Folk Chorale, the Boston area's premier intergenerational chorus. With tuneful tykes in the front row, booming bass voices in the back, and in between babes in arms gazing at happily singing faces around them, a Family Folk Chorale concert is a visual as well as an aural experience. Smart arrangements by director Chris Eastburn provide interesting harmonies and the opportunity to hear individual voices in solo and small groups. The spirited energy of little ones, the honesty of teenagers coming of age, the experience of adulthood all come shining through, an expression of the fullness of life as people of all ages raise their voices together and invite audiences to do the same. The Family Folk Chorale was founded in 1999 with the belief that everyone can sing and that people of all ages singing together is powerful music. "[T]he Family Folk Chorale is what folk music is all about - or what it should be all about - people coming together as a community, crossing generations, and singing because it's what they love to do." -Matt Smith, Manager, Club Passim.