January 23, 2021

Dear Friend, A new year and new opportunities abound for us to link arms with the oncoming spring. Let us take up with our hearts and hands the fundamental human tasks of renewing the world, renewing the balance!

A CHORAL QUILT OF HOPE: THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

You may remember that I adapted the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR)as a poem and that award-winning composer Adrienne Albert’s set it as a choral work (adriennealbert.com). Last year, the magnificent Concord Chorale of Concord, New Hampshire was in rehearsals to sing the complete composition with orchestral accompaniment when the pandemic cut it short.

 

Now, they are presenting their first concert of the year.  Join us this weekend as they sing the PREAMBLE to A CHORAL QUILT OF HOPE!

(https://concordchorale.org/)

Concord Chorale’s 2020-2021 Virtual SEASON

WHEN THE NIGHT IS FURTHEST WORN

A Free Virtual Concert by Concord Choral

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 7:00pm  4:00pm PST
Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 3:00pm    Noon     PST

* a link to each performance will be posted on our homepagehttp://: https://concordchorale.org/

* Performance times are Eastern Standard Time

Rosephanye Powell, Non Nobis Domine

Morten Lauridsen, Sure on This Shining Night (James Agee)

Sergi Rachmaninov, Bogoroditse Devo

 

Adrienne Albert, Preamble to A Choral Quilt of Hope,
text adapted by Susan Suntree

https://concordchorale.org/NOTE FROM JENNY COOPER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Even though I desperately wish we could be singing together in person this fall, I am genuinely excited about our plans for virtual singing and the music we will make.  Our concert title is “When the Night is Furthest Worn,” which is pulled from the text of a new work that we will sing by African American composer Marques L. A. Garrett, entitled “My Heart Be Brave.”  The program follows us metaphorically from seemingly endless, ruthless night to a just and bright dawn.  The music I chose is music that makes me want to sing, to sing from my toes all the way up to the sky.

As we live through this unprecedented time in our current history, there remain many unknowns. However, the Concord Chorale believes in the power of music and will continue to the best of our ability to fulfill our mission to bring outstanding choral music to the Capital Region and its communities.

The Chorale has been rehearsing online via Zoom communications. Technology has allowed us to prepare and present our free Virtual Concert in January 2021. We will resume virtual rehearsals in February 2021 for our second concert of our 2020-2021 season. More details to come!

The Chorale wishes you well and hopes you will keep a song in your heart as we walk forward with great optimism.

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Start: January 23, 2021 4:00 pm
End: January 23, 2021 4:00 pm
Venue: Concord Chorale
Address:
Concord, NH, United States
Cost: free

PERFORMANCE: UNDHR-Preamble of A Choral Quilt of Hope

Dear Friend, A new year and new opportunities abound for us to link arms with the oncoming spring. Let us take up with our hearts and hands the fundamental human tasks of renewing the world, renewing the balance!

A CHORAL QUILT OF HOPE: THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

You may remember that I adapted the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR)as a poem and that award-winning composer Adrienne Albert’s set it as a choral work (adriennealbert.com). Last year, the magnificent Concord Chorale of Concord, New Hampshire was in rehearsals to sing the complete composition with orchestral accompaniment when the pandemic cut it short.

Now, they are presenting their first concert of the year.  Join us this weekend as they sing the PREAMBLE to A CHORAL QUILT OF HOPE!

https://concordchorale.org/

Concord Chorale’s 2020-2021 Virtual SEASON

WHEN THE NIGHT IS FURTHEST WORN

A Free Virtual Concert by Concord Choral

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 7:00pm EST  3:00pm PST
Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 3:00pm EST    Noon     PST

* a link to each performance will be posted on our homepage

http://: https://concordchorale.org/

* Performance times are Eastern Standard Time

Rosephanye Powell, Non Nobis Domine

Morten Lauridsen, Sure on This Shining Night (James Agee)

Sergi Rachmaninov, Bogoroditse Devo

Adrienne Albert, Preamble to A Choral Quilt of Hope,
text adapted by Susan Suntree

https://concordchorale.org/NOTE FROM JENNY COOPER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Even though I desperately wish we could be singing together in person this fall, I am genuinely excited about our plans for virtual singing and the music we will make.  Our concert title is “When the Night is Furthest Worn,” which is pulled from the text of a new work that we will sing by African American composer Marques L. A. Garrett, entitled “My Heart Be Brave.”  The program follows us metaphorically from seemingly endless, ruthless night to a just and bright dawn.  The music I chose is music that makes me want to sing, to sing from my toes all the way up to the sky.

As we live through this unprecedented time in our current history, there remain many unknowns. However, the Concord Chorale believes in the power of music and will continue to the best of our ability to fulfill our mission to bring outstanding choral music to the Capital Region and its communities.

The Chorale has been rehearsing online via Zoom communications. Technology has allowed us to prepare and present our free Virtual Concert in January 2021. We will resume virtual rehearsals in February 2021 for our second concert of our 2020-2021 season. More details to come!

The Chorale wishes you well and hopes you will keep a song in your heart as we walk forward with great optimism.

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Start: January 23, 2021 8:00 am
End: January 23, 2021 8:00 am

June 17, 2020

Reading from new edition of Sacred Sites

Reading via zoom this Thursday at 7:30 PM.

Start: June 17, 2020 8:00 am
End: June 17, 2020 8:00 am

September 6, 2019

LITERARY READING

Poetry! Short Fiction! Memoir! Theatre! Outcry!

Start: September 6, 2019 8:00 pm
End: September 6, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Beyond Baroque Literary Center
Phone: 9172395060
Address:
681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: $10.

May 20, 2018

Poetry Reading

Start: May 20, 2018 3:30 pm
End: May 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Venue: Britt-Marie Restaurant
Phone: 510-527-1314
Address:
1369 Solano Ave, Albany, CA, United States
Cost: Free

March 22, 2018

Reading at E.P. Foster Library

On Thursday, 22 March 2018, at 7:30, I’ll be reading new work at the E.P Foster Library in Ventura. This series is curated by Phil Taggart whose brilliant contribution to promoting poetry is widely praised. People LA to Santa Barbara attend his events in Ventura and Ojai. I’m honored to be included! Please join us! Tell your friends!

 

EP Foster Library in the Topping Room 

poetry every Thursday at 7:30pm

651 E. Main Street – Ventura

host:  Phil Taggart

Start: March 22, 2018 7:30 pm
End: March 22, 2018 7:30 pm
Venue: E.P. Foster Library
Address:
651 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA, United States
Cost: Free

Reading at E.P. Foster Library

On Thursday, 22 March 2018, at 7:30, I’ll be reading new work at the E.P Foster Library in Ventura. This series is curated by Phil Taggart whose brilliant contribution to promoting poetry is widely praised. People LA to Santa Barbara attend his events in Ventura and Ojai. I’m honored to be included! Please join us! Tell your friends!

 

EP Foster Library in the Topping Room 

poetry every Thursday at 7:30pm

651 E. Main Street – Ventura

host:  Phil Taggart

Start: March 22, 2018 7:30 pm
End: March 22, 2018 7:30 pm
Venue: E.P Foster Library
Address:
651 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA, United States
Cost: Free

May 15, 2017

SACRED SITES READING

 On 15 May at 7 PM (see flyer for map), I’m giving a presentation of Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California for the Santa Susana Mountain Parks Association. Free and open to the public. Bring a book to have signed! I’ll also have a few available (cash or check) after the reading. Please join us!

 Preserving and protecting the Santa Susana Mountains and Simi Hills of Southern California

Upcoming Events

Monday May 15, 2017   7:00pm


SSMPA COMMUNITY MEETINGS
    

Community Meetings are free to SSMPA Members and the Public

Rockpointe Clubhouse: 22300 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

(On the south side, one block before entrance to Chatsworth Park South)

Click here for map

Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California   by Susan Suntree Poet, Performer, Essayist   I will tell the story of the formation of the landscape, including the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Hills, from the Big Bang/Great Silence to the present from the points of view of Western science and Indigenous myths and songs. These are the stories of the First People and of unforgettable shamans and heroes. Slide show included. http:www.susansuntree.com/

The SSMPA works to preserve the unique landscape of the Simi Hills where some of the most important indigenous sacred sites are located (the Burro Flats winter and summer solstice ceremonial sites, among others, which I write about in Sacred Sites). Rocket engines that flew to the moon, among other military projects, were tested here–a complicated legacy whose remnants must be seen for the history to be grasped. And the land itself is authentic Southern California wild beauty with abundant natural life— a rarity and a treasure that must be protected.

Start: May 15, 2017 7:00 pm
End: May 15, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Rockpointe Clubhouse: Chatsworth, CA 91311
Address:
22300 Devonshire Stree, Chatsworth, CA, 91311, United States
Cost: free

November 10, 2013

LIbrary Girl Reading

On Sunday night, November 10, I’ll join the Library Girl line up for an evening of poetry and music at the Ruskin Theatre at the Santa Monica Airport. The theme for the evening is a line from a Joni MItchell song, ” Come In From the Cold.” This  sets the mood for the new work I’ll be reading drawn from my new ms of love poems. Please join us!

Order tickets right away at www.ruskintheatre.com

Start: November 10, 2013 7:00 pm
End: November 10, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Ruskin Theatre
Address:
3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States
Cost: $10.

July 20, 2013

Placerita Nature Center Presentation

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Start: July 20, 2013 2:00 pm
End: July 20, 2013 2:00 pm
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