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Building Bridges – Join us for BACC’s Spring Concert 2018
On Friday, May 4 at 7:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French Street in Bangor, our talented BACC singers will present a concert on the theme of building bridges. The program includes a poignant composition by Swedish composer Jan Sandström, Across the Bridge of Hope, a touching piece about the bridge between generations – The Bridge Builder, by Canadian Eleanor Daley, the hilarious Mom-isms about the bridge between mothers and their children, and of course, Paul Simon’s great Bridge Over Trouble Water.
World Premiere of Dan Forrest Lumber Camp Song
One very special part of our 2018 spring concert will be the world premiere of a choral work by South Carolina composer, Dan Forrest. Dr. Forrest’s composition for BACC is a part of his “Folksongs of America” which is a series capturing the unique heritage of various regions of the country. His setting for BACC comes from the Maine lumber camp tradition, and has been very generously supported by a grant from the Bangor Rotary Club. Dr. Forrest has selected the song, “The Shanty Boys,” for his composition for BACC. This traditional folksong was popular in the seasonal lumber camps throughout the north from Maine to Michigan and Wisconsin. The word “shanty” refers to the rustic camps that were built deep in the woods for lumbermen. The opening of the lyrics are –