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NewsPress Release -Marlboro Women’s Chorus Performs "Hands Up, Hearts to the Ground"

MARLBORO, VT - The Marlboro Women’s Chorus, led by Marlboro College junior Julia Slone, will perform a diverse program of international harmonies in Marlboro College’s Whittemore Theater Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m., and again May 1 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in downtown Brattleboro at 7 p.m. The program, "Hands Up, Hearts to the Ground," will include Georgian, Quebecois, Congolese, Afro-Caribbean and Israeli music.

Slone has been singing most of her life. "I went to a Waldorf school," she said, "so I’ve been in chorus since the first grade." She spent her summers at a folk music dance camp in Massachusetts, and during the last seven years, has been organizing small groups of women not just to sing and perform with, but also to arrange and write for.

"The chorus has grown this year," says Slone, "from 15 to 24 members. We’re doing more challenging material, and our abilities are expanding."

The group’s signature free-harmony work will be joined by free-rhythm jamming and exploration, and a small ensemble of Marlboro College women staff – including Louise Zak, Megan Littlehales, and the recently retired Hilly van Loon – will join the chorus for a song about children.

This event is free and open to the public, and the Whittemore Theater and St. Michael's church are fully accessible. For more information on this or any other Marlboro College event, please call (802) 257-4333 or check out Marlboro online at www.marlboro.edu.

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