Merce Cunningham Trust and Millennium Choir - 07/17/19

It needs to be said and heard: it's OK to be who you are. ---Hailee Steinfeld
[ Margaret Ruth Croft @ Insight Meditation Society: Barre, MA (2018) ]
Margaret Ruth Croft @ Insight Meditation Society.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. ---Henry David Thoreau
[ Nicholas Croft @ The Trifunovich Family Home, Connecticut (1989) ]
Nicholas Croft @ The Trifunovich Family Home.

Common Ground: A SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance Senior Dance Project
Common Ground: A SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance Senior Dance Project.

Music is a performance and needs the audience. ---Michael Tippett
[ Social Diarist Nicholas Croft @ The SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance ]
Nicholas Croft @ The SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance

My personal feeling is that if performers can rehearse a single performance for months
on end, then audiences can witness the same performance many times over, too.
It helps to build both stamina and versatility in one's listening practice to
nurture the same emotional space freshly each time? ---Nicholas Croft
...audiences can witness the same performance many times over, too. ---Nicholas Croft

Folkert de Jong @ The Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, Peekskill N.Y.
Folkert de Jong @ HV MoCA

Kickstarter Project Scholar Nicholas Croft @ City Center Studios
for a dance showing by the Merce Cunningham Trust.
Nicholas Croft @ City Center Studios

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow,
then this light is nearest of all to us. ---Meister Eckhart
...this light is nearest of all to us. ---Meister Eckhart

All Ages • All Faiths • One Voice. Millennium Choir and Orchestra, with a performing force of over 3,000
participants annually, has become the largest organization of its kind in the world, offering
superb music training and professional performance opportunities
to musicians of all ages and abilities.
The 1000 person strong Millennium Choir.

'Nearer, My God, to Thee' is associated with the sinking of the RMS Titanic, as some survivors later
reported that the ship's string ensemble played the hymn as the vessel sank. For example, Violet Jessop
said in her 1934 account of the disaster that she had heard the hymn being played. ---Wikipedia
...string ensemble played the hymn as the vessel sank. ---Wikipedia

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