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Concert will benefit fight against hunger

April 26, 2007|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

SHARPSBURG - Love will be in the air this weekend during the Antietam Women's Ensemble concert "What the World Needs Now ... ."

The 30-member choir will sing 12 songs from around the world during a love-themed spring concert Saturday and Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg.

And to spread some of the love, the choir's director, Georgiann Toole, said money generated at the concert will go toward local and global efforts to fight hunger.

In lieu of selling tickets, the ensemble will encourage patrons to donate money as the cost of admission. While there is no set donation amount, Toole said the suggested donation is $10.

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Toole said the music at the concert will be more atmospheric, "rather than portraying a melody." An example: The violin accompaniment in the song "Wet Snow" sounds as though it's "shivering," Toole said.

"The choir is not actually singing words in that song," Toole said.

Also among the songs on the set list is Eric Whitacre's "Hebrew Love Songs," which the choir will sing in Hebrew.

"That presented a challenge," Toole said. "We didn't just want to just pronounce the words, or just make sounds, but sing it as though we understand the translation behind it."

The concert is expected to run about an hour with no intermission, Toole said.




If you go ...



WHAT: "What the World Needs Now ... ," the love-themed spring concert presented by Antietam Women's Ensemble

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29

WHERE: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Main and Church streets, Sharpsburg

COST: Admission by donation. Suggested donation $10.

MORE: For more information, go to http://antietamwomensensemble.org.

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