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Halalisa Singers present "To Reach the Golden Door:Songs of the Immigration Experience"
From Colonial “Bound for the Promised Land” and Irish “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears.” through Irving Berlin’s “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” and the tongue-in-cheek yiddish “Lebn Zol Columbus” (“Long Live Columbus!”) to Bollywood's “Balleilakka” this concert of songs from the refugees, strivers, dreamers, and huddled masses yearning to breathe free will touch and move you. Featuring songs from Armenia, South Africa, Syria and Costa Rica and contemporary pieces including “Would You Harbor Me?” by Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock, “Hymn for a New Land” by Revels music director George Emlen there is something for everyone to connect to and enjoy. The concert closes with a gospel swing arrangement of “America the Beautiful" and audience sing along. Come and join in as we celebrate Immigration, the truly American journey!
|Where||First Parish in Lexington Unitarian Universalist 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington, MA 02421|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:30 pm–9:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||$18; $15 seniors/students|
More About First Parish in Lexington Unitarian Universalist
The history of First Parish in Lexington extends back to the late 17th century, when residents of Lexington, then called Cambridge Farms, repeatedly sent petitions to the Massachusetts Legislature asking to establish their own parish. The state finally acquiesced to their petition in 1691 and five years later, the church was finally established - Calvinist in doctrine, congregational in polity. In 1829, the parish voted to become Unitarian.
Today, the church is a self-governing, liberal congregation that works with a professional staff, offering religious education, events and activities.
Other events here
- Let Your Yoga Dance (morning class) Weekly on Wednesdays, 10:30 am–11:45 am
- Mindfulness Meditation Practice Weds Group Weekly on Wednesdays, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
- Mindfulness Meditation Practice Groups with Mary Ann Burnside Weekly on Thursdays, 9:30 am–10:30 am
- Mindfulness Meditation Practice Tuesday Group Weekly on Tuesdays, 9:30 am–10:30 am