Telluride Choral Society: SpringSing, “Beauty in Beginnings and Endings,” 3/8 & 3/10!

Telluride Choral Society: SpringSing, “Beauty in Beginnings and Endings,” 3/8 & 3/10!

“Beauty in Beginnings  and Endings” will be featured at Telluride’s Christ Church, 434 West Columbia, Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, 4 p.m., when the Telluride Choral Society presents SpringSing. Tickets at the door.

Go here for more about the Telluride Choral Society.

Duality. The word refers to having two parts, often with opposite meanings, such as the duality of good and evil. If there are two sides to a coin, metaphorically speaking, there is a duality. Peace and war, love and hate, up and down, black and white, yin and yang are dualities too.

And so are beginnings and endings, also the theme of the Telluride Choral Society’s upcoming SpringSing 2024.

“This whole concert came alive in my head a full year ago during my first listening of ‘Let My Love Be Heard’,” explains adult TCS Hal Adler. “I remember thinking, how could something so deeply sad be so deeply beautiful? It brought me to tears many times and each time it did, I could feel the power of loss and the power of beauty in equal measure. The lyric ‘…and as grief once more mounts to heaven and sings; let my love be heard’ reminds us that grief can be transformed into love and that the line between the two is very fine, if not invisible. In my opinion, the opportunity to release ourselves from the struggle of duality sings true in this piece in a uniquely powerful way. As I sat with the song and program ideas in general, it occurred to me that we could create an evening of music that speaks to non-duality in a loving and simple way. ‘Beauty, In Beginnings and Endings”’ was born!”

The adult program opens with “Sing My Child,” a joyful, mixed-meter piece, celebrating what Adler interprets as a newborn entering into a family or community.

“How lovely to wish a child the joys of song and dance,” Adler continues. “The lyric ‘But when trouble comes and worry is all that can be found, gather your strengths and hear your voice…’Sing My Child’ reminds us that the strength and fortitude lies within us so we can carry on, no matter what.’”

The selections between “Sing My Child” and “Let My Love Be Heard” all celebrate life in one way or another:

“There is beauty in all things and in every beginning and ending. I hope you can join us for our SpringSing 2024 as we share our expression of that beauty through song,” concludes Adler.

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