Kurn Hattin Homes Select Choir To Perform on 2013 Series Premiere of Public Television’s “Together In Song” on March 23
Westminster, VT.—The Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Select Choir, the first Vermont music ensemble to compete on the WGBY Public Television series “Together In Song”, will be featured on the season premiere of “Together in Song’s” third season on Saturday, March 23, at 8PM.
“Together in Song” is hosted by Springfield Symphony Orchestra Maestro, Kevin Rhodes, and the children from Kurn Hattin Homes will compete with 37 other non-professional childrens’ and adults’ choruses from Western New England in ten categories according to age and musical genre.
Lisa Bianconi, Kurn Hattin’s music director since 1985, said the students taped their segment in early February. “It was an amazing adventure. The children have such talent and poise and have demonstrated that they are ready for a competition. We look forward to the first round.”
Based on judges’ scores and audience votes on the show’s website (http://togetherinsong.wgby.org), the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Select Choir can advance to the series finals, presented live at the Paramount Theater in Springfield, MA on April 28.
Broadcast times for the Kurn Hattin Homes Select Choir performance are on WGBY-HD on Saturday, March 23 at 8PM, Sunday, March 24 at 11AM; on WGBY-World on Sunday, March 24 at 7PM and Wednesday, March 27 at 2PM; and on WGBY-KIDS on Monday, March 25 at 9PM, and Thursday, March 28 at 8PM. For additional tune-in information:http://togetherinsong.wgby.org/
“Music has played an essential role in life at Kurn Hattin Homes since the school’s beginnings in the late 1800s” says Kurn Hattin Homes Co-Executive Director Connie Sanderson. “Today, all 100 students participate in one or more aspects of the music program, and all students in grades 4-8 learn and perform on band instruments.”
Kurn Hattin music ensembles perform at numerous venues in New England. Last fall, they were featured with Natalie MacMaster’s “Christmas in Cape Breton” tour at the Bellows Falls Opera House in Vermont.
For information on Together in Song and broadcast times, visit http://togetherinsong.wgby.org
WGBY, Public Television for Western New England is a community-supported public broadcasting organization affiliated with PBS. For information on WGBY’s programs and services: www.wgby.org.
A place of hope since 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children provides a safe home and quality education for boys and girls, ages 6-15, whose families are experiencing a time of personal or financial need. Kurn Hattin Homes is entirely funded by private donations. Its mission: Kurn Hattin Homes transforms the lives of children and their families forever.