From the Los Altos Town Crier:
The World Harmony Chorus is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Community School of Music and Arts’ Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
The World Harmony Chorus is a community chorus open to teens and adults of all experience levels – from beginners to seasoned choral singers. Participation in the chorus requires no audition. Members learn a repertoire of songs from a variety of ethnicities, nationalities and folk traditions around the world, including selections from Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Daniel Steinberg, founder and director of the World Harmony Chorus, has been a member of the CSMA faculty since 1999. He believes that “anyone can participate in music, regardless of age, experience or natural ability.”
Making music accessible to everyone is Steinberg’s personal commitment. He said he sees music-making “as an essential element of community-building” and believes that “an awareness of the traditional music of other cultures helps to bring about a better understanding of the world and ultimately promotes world peace.”
“The World Harmony Chorus concert demonstrates how our diverse community can be connected through music and art,” said Vickie Scott Grove, executive director of CSMA.
Grove added that people of all ages, backgrounds and interests come together in the chorus to express a “mutual love” of song and performance.
“We invite you to join us to share this joy and expand your cultural horizons with the World Harmony Chorus,” she said.
The World Harmony Chorus is accepting new members – CSMA begins its spring semester Feb. 9. Singers interested in joining the chorus can learn more and register online at arts4all.org.
Monday’s concert is part of CSMA’s 2014-2015 Community Concert Series, supported by grants from the Applied Materials Foundation and the Los Altos Community Foundation.
Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.