MSC Singers-By the Sweat of Your Brow

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Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m. 4-week course begins 4/13

The MSC Singers will focus on famous choral settings of Anglo-European and American folk songs that were sung at work. Songs of the 19th-century lumberman, railroad workers, Scottish sheep herders, and square-rig sailors will be the focus of our study. Through our on-line exploration, we will study the history of these work songs, while comparing them to their transformation into choral music. Stuart Gillespie retired in 2004 as Director of Choral Ensembles and Fine Arts Department Chair at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Connecticut. He began teaching at Midcoast Senior College in 2005 and has taught over 20 courses in music. MSC Singers is now in its 12th semester.